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

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StubHub Sees 32% Revenue Growth For Q3, But Warns Of Lower Numbers In Q4

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 16

StubHub during its Q3 that ended Sept. 30 generated $263M in revenue, up 32% from the comparable period last year, and $1.1B in gross sales, up 23%, according to earnings released late yesterday by corporate parent eBay. Baseball was credited for the growth at the ticket resale marketplace, along wi...

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