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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Broadmoor Hotel Buys Naming Rights To Colorado Springs Arena

04 / 15 / 14

The Colorado Springs World Arena has signed a 10-year naming-rights deal with the 5-star Broadmoor hotel. The venue’s official name is now the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Financial terms were not disclosed. The old Broadmoor World Arena opened in '38 as part of the hotel and ser...

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10/27/11
NFL Teams Will Start Using Handheld Metal Detectors

NFL teams will start using handheld metal detectors in November to upgrade the screening process at all 31 stadiums, according to an email issued by NFL Chief Security Officer Jeffrey Miller . In the Oct. 14 e-mail obtained by SportsBusiness Journal, Miller informed stadium managers that the league ...

10/26/11
Populous To Plan Panthers' Stadium Upgrades

The NFL Panthers have selected Populous to design a master plan tied to upgrades at Bank of America Stadium over the next 10 years, according to sources familiar with the process. The K.C.-based architect originally designed the stadium when the firm was known as HOK Sport. Sports design firms AECOM ...

Tags: Facilities, Carolina Panthers

10/26/11
Populous Chosen For BofA Stadium Upgrade Plan

The NFL Panthers have selected Populous to design a master plan tied to upgrades at Bank of America Stadium over the next 10 years, according to sources familiar with the process. The K.C.-based architect originally designed the stadium when the firm was known as HOK Sport. Sports design firms AECOM ...

10/20/11
Populous Selected For Quebec City Arena

Populous has been selected as the lead architect for a new $400M arena in Quebec City, a facility local officials are marketing as the future home of an NHL team. Populous is on a team of five firms that won the job. Three are Canadian companies. Thornton-Tomasetti, a N.Y. structural engineer, ...

10/14/11
Chiefs Reportedly Cut Ties With Tammy Fruits

The Chiefs have cut ties with Tammy Fruits , the team’s former VP/Sales & Marketing, according to a blog post written by Bob Gretz , a former Chiefs beat writer. Chiefs Exec VP & COO Mark Donovan  confirmed the report via e-mail. Fruits’ name and title are not listed on t ...

10/05/11
NFL Panthers Interviewing Architects

The NFL Panthers are interviewing sports architects this week to develop a master plan for improvements at Bank of America Stadium. The list includes Populous, formerly HOK Sport, the firm that designed the 15-year-old NFL facility, and Aecom, the company that designed renovations for Lambeau Field ...

10/03/11
Lightning Renew With Coors Light, Bud Light

The Lightning have renewed beer deals with Coors Light and Bud Light that cover new branded destinations in the upper deck at the St. Pete Times Forum. The terms of the deals were not disclosed. On the south end, the Coors Light Mountain Bar is anchored by a J.W. Walker & Sons pipe organ perched ...

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Lightning

09/30/11
Ken Troupe To Advise Crowd Seats

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09/20/11
Architects Touring N.O. Arena For Renovation Ideas

A group of architects is expected to tour 12-year-old New Orleans Arena tomorrow to get ideas for developing a master plan to renovate the venue. SMG, the company managing the arena for the Louisiana Sports & Exposition District, issued a proposal about three weeks ago to nine firms with sports ...

Tags: Facilities, New Orleans Pelicans

08/15/11
Team Store At Meadowlands Wins Awards

New Meadowlands Stadium’s team store has won seven retail design awards tied to its ability to quickly rebrand the facility for the Jets and Giants. The 9,600-square-foot Flagship Store Powered by Reebok has customized LED lighting that with a flip of the switch can turn the store green or blu ...

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