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Leeds United Uses Windfall From Record Ticket Sales To Strengthen Roster

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 26 / 17

Leeds United said that money from ticket sales "was clearly being used to strengthen" the roster as the club announced "record-breaking season ticket figures" for a League Championship campaign, according to Lee Sobot of the YORKSHIRE EVENING POST. Leeds was "closing in" on 18,000 season ticket...

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