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For ICC, growth and talk of a stake for sale

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 25 / 16

The International Champions Cup kicked off its fourth edition last week, with organizers citing growth across its prime revenue streams but with the event also carrying reports of a possible sale as its creators seek to build the summertime event into a yearlong property. Organized by Relevent Sp...

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