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Tickets To Sounders-Toronto FC MLS Cup Championship Match Sell Out In Three Minutes

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 06 / 16

Tickets to Saturday night's Sounders-Toronto FC MLS Cup championship at BMO Field "sold out three minutes after they went on sale to the general public" at 1:00pm ET yesterday, according to Laura Armstrong of the TORONTO STAR. The "minutes-long spree did not include tickets for every seat in the sta...

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Packers Fans Dominate HOF Ceremony

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Oilers Bringing PBR Events To Edmonton

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Hawaii Tourism Hires Ascendent Sports Group

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Travelers Championship Expecting Big Week

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USA Pro Challenge Race Won't Come Back In '17

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