Top story: Atletico Madrid sign ticket deal with Sports Events 365

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Top story: Atletico Madrid sign ticket deal with Sports Events 365

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Spanish soccer giants Atletico Madrid have signed a deal with international ticket provider Sports Events 365 for 2018/19.

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The agreement sees Atleti join a host of clubs in Europe in deals with the ticketing website, which include other La Liga sides as well as teams in Italy, England, France and Portugal.

Sports Events 365 provides fans the opportunity to gain tickets to sports and music events across the continent, with the announcement of this latest deal a result of a predicted 30 per cent growth in the Spanish market in the coming year.

Sports Events 365 chief executive Sefi Donner said: “We are working to expand our network of season ticket agreements to additional European clubs in top leagues in order to produce the best possible offering for football fans all over the globe.”

Atletico Madrid have endured a mixed start to their La Liga campaign, winning just one of their opening three games following their Uefa Super Cup victory last month.

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