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

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Nationals re-create successful Club 24 with K Street Boxes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 02 / 15

The Washington Nationals are creating a second version of the team’s ultra-exclusive Club 24 at Nationals Park after the first edition quickly sold out. The forthcoming K Street Boxes will mimic the newly constructed Club 24, combining amenities of an indoor club and private suite. Like Clu...

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