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Indians' Win Streak Helps Boost Ticket Sales, Local Ratings Also Seeing Increases

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 29 / 16

The Indians are currently on an 11-game win streak and sit atop the AL Central, and the team is projecting at least "four crowds of 30,000 or more for next week's seven-game homestand against the Tigers and Yankees," according to Zack Meisel of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. The team sold "nearly 3,000...

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