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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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How Staples Center kept its cool when it counted

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 23 / 17

Lee Zeidman has experienced about every situation imaginable during his 29 years as an arena manager. One of his most stressful moments came during the 2002 NHL All-Star Game at Staples Center, the facility he’s run since it opened in 1999 as the home of the Los Angeles Kings. “We&rsq...

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