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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Ticket Outlet ScoreBig Faces Potential Shutdown Amid Liquidity Crisis

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 25 / 16

Discount ticket outlet ScoreBig is facing a potential shutdown of operations after briefly suspending all ticket sales on the site, as well as shutting down its Twitter feed and portions of its website. Sources said the company is facing a serious liquidity crisis, and several ticket brokers have pu...

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