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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 30 / 17

Atlanta, where SunTrust Park and Mercedes-Benz Stadium have opened this year and Philips Arena is undergoing major renovations, was a fitting spot for our annual conference on venues, franchises and ticketing. Attendees got a look at both of the ...

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