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Australian Open To Get Variable Ticket Pricing In 2016; Average Ticket Price To Increase 5%

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 04 / 15

The Australian Open "will employ a new variable pricing structure from next year, a move that will see fans paying more to watch popular matches," according to THE AGE. Spectators "will now be able to buy tickets in three price categories for matches at Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena, with...

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