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Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Ralph Marchetta, Talking Stick Resort Arena

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 19 / 17

Photo by: BARRY GOSSAGE / TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA AND PHOENiX SUNS RALPH MARCHETTA General manager for sports and entertainment services, and senior vice president of ticket operations Talking ...

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03/13/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Royals revamping ballpark’s Diamond Club

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03/13/17
SportsBusiness Journal: How visa program helped pay bills

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03/13/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Roar of Orlando

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03/13/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Tourism to help drive naming-rights deal

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03/06/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Pirates give suites their first makeover

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Tags: Facilities

02/27/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Steel firm beaming out of sports

One of the biggest steel fabricators in sports will no longer pursue arena and stadium jobs, in part because of the millions in cost overruns tied to the construction of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Officials with Canam Group, a publicly traded company in Quebec with 22 plants across North America, mad ...

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02/27/17
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02/20/17
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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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02/20/17
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