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Eric Fisher

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

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Louisiana Purchase: Saints, Pelicans To Be SeatGeek's First Clients In NFL, NBA

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 17 / 17

The Saints and Pelicans have signed multiyear partnerships with SeatGeek that will see the N.Y.-based ticket platform become the teams’ primary ticketing provider beginning with the ’18 NFL and ’18-19 NBA seasons. The agreement will also cover secondary ticketing for the Pelicans. ...

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Tags: Franchises, New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Meetings Begin In Houston

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SportsBusiness Daily: Jim Cavan To Lead Editorial At FanSided.com

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB.com Leads Avg. Time Per User In July

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Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Esports pioneer moves to Intersport

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

SportsBusiness Journal: The big BAM theory

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SportsBusiness Daily: GoPro's Camera Rig A Sports VR Play

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SportsBusiness Daily: Disney Buys BAM Tech Stake For $1B

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SportsBusiness Daily: Mets To Debut Porsche Activation

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SportsBusiness Journal: Porsche continues sports focus with Mets

The New York Mets have signed a multiyear sponsorship with Porsche Cars North America that will rename two luxury areas at Citi Field. The luxury car brand will now be the title sponsor of what was previously the Empire Suite level at the 7-year-old ballpark, and will also have its name on what w ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Yankees as sellers won't affect business

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Tags: Franchises

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