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David Broughton

David Broughton is research director for SportsBusiness Journal.

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Study: ‘Green’ fans willing to spend

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 21 / 14

Fans who live “green” tend to spend more green, according to the results of a study scheduled to be presented this week at the fourth annual Green Sports Alliance Summit. The study, commissioned by Portland-based Green Sports Alliance and conducted by Turnkey Sports and Entertai...

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