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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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How Greensboro Coliseum Complex turned a $625K outbuilding into a great NBA D-League home court

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

The first-year Greensboro Swarm has filled a niche in this basketball-rich community. It’s due in part to the Fieldhouse, formerly a small, nondescript building next to the Greensboro Coliseum that’s been transformed into a cozy NBA D-League home court. On a 70-degree Saturday afterno...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Firms bring security into dark web

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SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Bulldog beach

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SportsBusiness Journal: AEG Facilities launches consulting division

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SportsBusiness Daily: Levy Taking Over Merchandising At Ford Field

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bypass To Put Its Hardware In Sports Venues

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SportsBusiness Journal: For Cubs, safe at home plate

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SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: All-Star cooking

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SportsBusiness Daily: Casino Extends 49ers Sponsorship

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SportsBusiness Daily: Cubs Reveal Plans For New Wrigley Suite Areas

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Panthers Announce Stadium Renovations

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