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Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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StubHub Now Has Direct Integration With 29 Of 30 MLB Clubs After Signing New Angels Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 21 / 17

StubHub has signed a multiyear agreement with the Angels, bringing the club back into the fold after a separation lasting more than four years. The Angels previously opted out of MLBAM's league-level StubHub renewal in late '12, instead working with Ticketmaster on both primary and secondary ticketi...

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Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Angels, StubHub

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