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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Tech Firm Avaya Acquires Naming Rights To Earthquakes' Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 19 / 14

The Earthquakes today will announce a deal with Santa Clara-based tech firm Avaya for naming rights at their new stadium. Sources said the company signed a 10-year deal, but the annual value was not known leading up to the official announcement. Naming rights for MLS stadiums typically average $2M a...

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11/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Legends in Oklahoma

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SportsBusiness Journal: Architects give their take

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11/13/14
SportsBusiness Daily: AECOM To Design Hornets' Arena Upgrades

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11/03/14
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