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Louisiana Purchase: Saints, Pelicans To Be SeatGeek's First Clients In NFL, NBA

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 17 / 17

The Saints and Pelicans have signed multiyear partnerships with SeatGeek that will see the N.Y.-based ticket platform become the teams’ primary ticketing provider beginning with the ’18 NFL and ’18-19 NBA seasons. The agreement will also cover secondary ticketing for the Pelicans. ...

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