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NFL ready to open up ticketing?

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 16 / 17

NFL owners this week are slated to vote to end Ticketmaster’s exclusive rights to provide official secondary ticketing to NFL teams, opening the field to multiple providers. Ticketmaster’s deal runs through the end of next season. The vote, scheduled for Wednesday, is on the agenda fo...

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