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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Circuit of Americas hires new concessionaire prior to F1 event

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 21 / 14

Three months before the third annual U.S. Grand Prix takes place in Austin, Texas, Circuit of the Americas has hired a new concessionaire. Ryan Sanders Sports Services, in-house food provider at the Class AAA ballpark Dell Diamond, has signed a 10-year deal to run general concessions and premium ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Heat extends Hyde brand to arena suite

The Miami Heat and the team’s nightclub partner SBE have rebranded a regular skybox as the Hyde Suite at American-Airlines Arena. The redeveloped space, a 32-person suite situated on the Dewar’s Suite Level behind the basket on the east end, is an extension of the existing Hyde Lounge ...

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01/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Ovations to try brewing

Ovations Food Services is getting into the business of brewing its own beer in South Florida. The Tampa-based concessions firm is developing its first brewery at Jungle Island, a tropical theme park in Miami. “We’re going to brew our beer and open our own ale house,” said Dou ...

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01/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Upper-deck changes for Panthers

The Carolina Panthers plan to develop new branded destinations in the upper deck at Bank of America Stadium, a project tied to the first phase of renovations at the 18-year-old facility. As part of the initial upgrades, a $65 million project, the Panthers have about 10,000 square feet of new spac ...

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01/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Mobile tech still no windfall

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01/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Bobcats open beer garden

The Charlotte Bobcats are using the new Craft Beer Garden at Time Warner Cable Arena to help drive the team’s rebranding campaign. The NBA club is changing its name back to the Hornets for the 2014-15 season. The old Charlotte Hornets had a strong regional connection when they led the leagu ...

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01/07/14
SportsBusiness Daily: 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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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL warms to task at MetLife

The NFL has a mantra for Super Bowl XLVIII: “Embrace the winter.” But to make sure the New Jersey winter doesn’t embrace MetLife Stadium’s 80,000 guests too firmly, the league has been working for months to create features such as heated entrance pavilions and cold-weather ki ...

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12/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Super Bowl Cushions Filled With Gifts

For Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, the NFL is stuffing commemorative seat cushions with a cold-weather survival kit. The seats will include six hand warmers, a hand muffler similar to the ones worn by NFL quarterbacks, texting gloves, ear muffs, a ski mask, lip balm, facial tissues and &ldquo ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Intel Signs As Founding Partner At Levi's Stadium

The 49ers have signed Intel as their latest founding partner in a multiyear deal covering naming rights to a plaza on the northwest side of Levi’s Stadium, the team’s $1.2B facility opening in August. The number of years and financial terms were not disclosed, but founding partnerships a ...

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12/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Intel Signs On To Sponsor Levi's Stadium

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