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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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