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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Sales Strength For New Venue Helps Falcons Lock Up Financing Plan

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 16

The Falcons have completed a permanent financing plan for building Mercedes-Benz Stadium, one year ahead of schedule, team officials said. Bank of America and SunTrust -- both longtime team banking partners -- along with 18 institutional investors are part of the completed package, according to AMB ...

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02/08/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Delaware North grows into $3B empire

Jeremy Jacobs is fondly known as “The Chairman.” His employees, even his grown children, often address him by that term. It speaks to the titles he holds for both Delaware North Cos., a leading sports hospitality firm, and his position as head of the NHL Board of Governors. It also speak ...

Tags: Champions, Facilities

02/08/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Bruins’ 2011 Cup put cap on tough years

After four losses in the Stanley Cup Final, the Bruins brought Jacobs the Cup in 2011. Photo by: JIM COURTNEY The Boston Bruins won the 2011 Stanley Cup a lengthy 36 years after J ...

Tags: Champions, Franchises

02/08/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Bond with UB makes Jacobs ‘our champion’

Jeremy Jacobs stands out for his financial contributions to the University at Buffalo to help find cures for vascular disease. Referring to SportsBusiness Journal’s “Champions” series, school President Satish Tripathi said, &ld ...

Tags: Champions, Colleges

02/04/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Legends Managing Food Opps At SB City

Legends Hospitality owns a piece of the action tied to Super Bowl 50 festivities in the Bay Area. The concessionaire co-owned by the Cowboys and Yankees is managing the food operation this week at Super Bowl City, the public fan village in downtown S.F. In a city boasting a strong culinary reputatio ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Legends Hospitality

02/02/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Populous Opens N.Y. Office

Sports architect Populous has opened a new office in N.Y. led by Jonathan Mallie , formerly with SHoP Architects. Mallie’s past sports projects include Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum. For Populous, he is leading the effort to design the Jaguars’ new training facility and a new amph ...

02/01/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Stadium site will play into transit plan

Light rail trains will bring as many as 12,000 riders to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES It causes the greatest consternation before a Super Bowl: traffic. ...

Tags: Facilities, Super Bowl

01/29/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Streamlining Stadium App For Super Bowl

Levi’s Stadium’s robust mobile platform has been streamlined a bit for Super Bowl 50. The NFL, in conjunction with VenueNext, the facility's tech vendor, and stadium concessionaire Centerplate, has developed a special Super Bowl 50 mobile app for fans to order food, drink and merchandise ...

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Centerplate

01/21/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Golden 1 Center Will Have 4K Video Board

The Kings will install the NBA’s first 4K center-hung video board at Golden 1 Center, showcasing the league’s largest screens and highest resolution, according to team officials. The Panasonic product at the new arena, which opens in October, measures 6,100 square feet. It ...

01/21/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Vikings Sign 10-Year Deal With Ecolab

The Vikings have signed a 10-year deal with Ecolab, covering naming rights to the north gate at U.S. Bank Stadium, the team's new facility opening in July. Ecolab, a 90-year-old firm headquartered in St. Paul, specializes in water, hygiene and energy technology services. It will provide hand care, c ...

01/19/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Sources: Lions Award Merch Contract To Levy

Levy Restaurants has been awarded the Lions’ merchandise contract at Ford Field, replacing MainGate, according to multiple sources. Chicago-based Levy already runs the stadium’s food operation. Lions officials said that they had nothing to confirm as of presstime. The agreement is b ...

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