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Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Broadmoor Hotel Buys Naming Rights To Colorado Springs Arena

04 / 15 / 14

The Colorado Springs World Arena has signed a 10-year naming-rights deal with the 5-star Broadmoor hotel. The venue’s official name is now the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Financial terms were not disclosed. The old Broadmoor World Arena opened in '38 as part of the hotel and ser...

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Aramark Inks Extension With Astros

Aramark has signed a 10-year extension with the Astros to manage all aspects of food service at Minute Maid Park. The renewal covers concessions, the club level, suites and restaurant dining programs. For this season, the Astros spent $1.8M to upgrade general concessions on the main concourse. Arama ...

Royals Adding New Spaces At Ballpark

The Royals are the newest MLB team to announce a social media space at their ballpark. The new AOS Technology HotSpot debuts this season at Kauffman Stadium, behind the Kia Diamond Club on the first base side. During home games, fans can engage in social media conversations and interact with MLB app ...

Tags: Facilities, Kansas City Royals, MLB

Foxwoods Sponsoring Green Monster

Foxwoods Resort Casino is the new sponsor of Fenway Park’s Green Monster after signing a multiyear deal with the Red Sox. The agreement, which runs through the '18 season, is valued at seven figures annually, sources said. Foxwoods, a team sponsor for the past eight years, replaces Covidien, t ...

Qualcomm To Supply Hardware At MLB Venues

MLBAM has selected Qualcomm Retail Solutions to supply iBeacon hardware tied to the rollout of location-based technology at 20 ballparks this season. Using Qualcomm’s Gimbal proximity beacons built and configured to Apple’s iBeacon specifications, fans can access the technology by using ...

Legends Hires AEG's Mike Tomon

Legends has hired former AEG Senior VP/Global Partnerships  Mike Tomon as its President of North American Sports & Events. Tomon will work closely with Legends’ global planning, sales and hospitality groups to identify new business opportunities, coordinate sales strategies and ...

Falcons Hire Jenkins To Run New Venue

The Falcons have hired Safeco Field VP/Ballpark Operations SCOTT JENKINS to operate their new $1B facility opening in '17. Jenkins had been running the Mariners’ ballpark for just over seven years. The Wisconsin native previously managed Lincoln Financial Field, Miller Park and the Univ. of ...

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, People and Pop Culture

Super Bowl Per Cap Spending Tops $140

Super Sunday was a big day for Delaware North Sportservice, as fans spent an average of $141.72 for food, beverage and merchandise at MetLife Stadium, said Sportservice COO  Mike Phillips . The food and drink per cap alone of $94.60 set a new record for Super Bowl spending, according to Sp ...

Global Spectrum To Run Phantoms' Arena

The AHL Phantoms, who following this season will relocate from Glens Falls, N.Y., to the Lehigh Valley, have signed a multiyear deal with Global Spectrum for the firm to operate PPL Center, the new $177M arena under construction in Allentown, Pa. Phantoms co-Owners Jim and Rob Brooks are set to ...

Populous To Design Braves' Ballpark

The Braves have selected the most experienced architect in baseball to design their new ballpark in Cobb County, Ga. Populous, a designer of 19 MLB facilities and renovations to Kauffman Stadium and Wrigley Field, won the job over HKS, the Braves’ project consultant and designer of Coolray Fie ...

Panthers Unveil Initial Stadium Upgrades

The NFL Panthers today unveiled the first phase of renovations to Bank of America Stadium, which will include two new endzone video boards two-and-a-half times larger than the current screens. Daktronics is producing the new HD boards measuring 63 feet high by 212 feet long. The 13-millimeter, 1080- ...

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