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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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360 principals see growth by joining with HOK

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 25 / 14

HOK’s purchase of 360 Architecture is another example of the thinning ranks of stand-alone companies in sports facility development, as smaller firms sell to larger entities to expand business and form an exit strategy for senior leadership. ...

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02/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Cardinals fans will get rooftop views

The Wrigley Field rooftop experience is coming to St. Louis, courtesy of the Ballpark Village. Starting this baseball season, the new entertainment complex across the street from Busch Stadium will have two rooftop viewing areas to choose from during St. Louis Cardinals home games. Cardinals N ...

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01/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: 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 ...

01/28/14
SportsBusiness Daily: 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 ...

01/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Levy, PSC discuss partnership

Levy Restaurants is in talks with minor league food provider Professional Sports Catering about forming a partnership to pursue new business. Alison Weber, Levy’s chief innovations officer, and Aaron Salsbury, PSC’s manager of marketing and business development, confirmed that convers ...

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01/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Merchandise record in NFL’s sights

The NFL is tracking toward record Super Bowl merchandise sales of more than $200 million leading up to the game, largely because of its New York/New Jersey site and the two teams that will be playing there. Speaking before last weekend’s AFC and NFC championship games, Leo Kane, NFL senior ...

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01/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Menu all about comfort foods

Delaware North Sportservice has fed fans for 99 years, but the venues it serves have never been the site of a Super Bowl. That all changes this year for the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, where the concessionaire runs the food and retail. &ld ...

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01/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Ovations adds accounts in Oakland

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Ovations Food Services is taking over all food service at O.co Coliseum after agreeing to a three-year deal with the Oakland Athletics. The two parties expect to sign a contract by next week, A’s President Mike Crowley said ...

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01/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Tapping new revenue

Arenas and stadiums are awash in craft beers as teams and concessionaires seize the opportunity to capitalize on the trend toward specialty brews. The U.S. now has more than 2,500 breweries, more than at any point in history, and more than 1,600 are in the planning stages, reported USA Today. Alm ...

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01/13/14
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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