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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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SMG To Manage Vikings' New Stadium Under A 10-Year Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 22 / 14

SMG will operate the Vikings' new stadium after beating AEG and Global Spectrum in an intense competition for the contract, said team Exec VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development  Lester Bagley . As part of a 10-year deal with a five-year option, SMG will pay a $6.75M annual guarantee ...

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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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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

The use of mobile technology to drive concession sales at sports facilities remains spotty with low adoption rates across many major league markets, according to teams, food providers and technology firms. More teams and concessionaires are testing mobile payment systems, both through self-orderi ...

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

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