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StubHub Sues Warriors, Ticketmaster Over Resale Restrictions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 30 / 15

StubHub yesterday filed a federal antitrust suit against Ticketmaster and the Warriors, alleging the pair illegally conspired to force season-ticket holders of the NBA team to only use a Ticketmaster-powered market for ticket resale and restrict consumer choice. The lawsuit claims listings of Warrio...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bleacher Report Hires Hoard Beck

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SportsBusiness Daily: STA Releasing Mobile Game "MLB Victis"

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Releasing Free Mobile Game

The NFL today will release a new mobile game, "NFL Runner: Football Dash," in partnership with mobile gaming developer Pocket Gems. The free game on the Android and Apple iOS platforms includes a deal with McDonald's in which power-up codes are located on boxes of Mighty Wings at the QSR chain. This ...

SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports To Release "NBA Live" In November

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SportsBusiness Journal: Price leaving Sporting News Media

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SportsBusiness Journal: App will manage MLB season-tickets

MLB Advanced Media today is releasing a significant update to its At The Ballpark mobile application, allowing season-ticket purchasers to upload and retrieve their entire ticket packages within the app. The new MyTickets Mobile feature within A ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Ticketing turns to big data

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SportsBusiness Daily: Nationals COO Andy Feffer Leaving Club

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Cards Launch New Instagram Video Series

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