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Premiership Rugby Agrees To Partnership With StubHub For Premiership Rugby Final 2014

04 / 18 / 14

Premiership Rugby has agreed to a partnership with StubHub for the Premiership Rugby Final 2014. StubHub will be running its "Lucky Turnstile" promotion in the west car park where all fans will have the chance to win a range of prizes. StubHub already has partnerships in the U.K. with The O2, multip...

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Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

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Rangers Aim To Raise $44M

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Tags: United Kingdom, Finance

Wales Rugby Create New Board

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

EPL Releases Agents' Fees Paid By Clubs

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NBA, ESPN Reach U.K Deal

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London Games Called A 'Good Value'

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West Ham Close To Olympic Stadium Deal

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