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Tickets For Braves-Marlins Game At Fort Bragg Military Base Made To Be Nontransferable

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 16

The Marlins and Braves on Sunday will play a regular-season game on the military base in Fort Bragg, N.C. , and officials are "reminding would-be attendees that all tickets are nontransferable and not for sale," according to Drew Brooks of the FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER. Fort Bragg's Directorate of...

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