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NFL Says Ticket Sales Down 2% From '16, Noting Chargers' Move

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 17

The NFL said paid ticket sales are down 2% so far this year from '16, though that figure includes the Chargers’ move to L.A. The team left the 70,561-seat Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the 27,000-seat StubHub Center this season. NFL Exec VP/Communications Joe Lockhart cited the figure in...

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