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Eric Fisher

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

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NFL Completes Five-Year Extension With Ticketmaster, Moving To New Open Model

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 18 / 17

The NFL has completed a major five-year extension of its official ticketing relationship with Ticketmaster, moving to a new open model based around the company’s new Presence system. In the deal, which begins next year, Ticketmaster will be the league’s preferred primary ticketing partne...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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