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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Steel firm beaming out of sports

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 27 / 17

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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07/20/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Cubs Reveal Plans For New Wrigley Suite Areas

The Cubs yesterday released images of four new premium clubs tied to Wrigley Field’s $500M renovation. The American Airlines 1914 Club, situated behind home plate, will be the first new premium space, set to open for the '18 season. As part of the marketing process, the Cubs are compiling a pr ...

Tags: Facilities, Chicago Cubs, MLB

07/19/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Panthers Announce Stadium Renovations

The NFL Panthers today announced the newest renovations to Bank of America Stadium, including the installation of 95 magnetometers at all gate entrances and explosive detection dogs sweeping the stadium’s perimeter on game days. In addition, ...

07/19/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Cubs Release Renderings Of Club Spaces

The American Airlines 1914 Club, set to open in '18, will measure 7,200 square feet The Cubs today released images of four new premium clubs tied to Wrigley Field’s $500M renovation. The American Airlines ...

07/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Facilities execs discuss security

Discussions at a sports security conference last week made clear that deadly attacks in Paris and Orlando remain top of mind in the facilities business. Terrorist attacks, and how to stop them, were a frequent topic both on stage and among atten ...

Tags: Facilities

07/14/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Turner, Hunt Win Bid To Build Rams' Stadium

Sources say the Rams have selected a joint venture of Turner Construction and Hunt Construction to build their $2.5B stadium, the most expensive sports project in North America. Turner-Hunt beat Tutor Perini and the joint venture of Skanska-Webcor. The Inglewood facility is set to open for the '19 s ...

07/13/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: 49ers To Play Rams In China In '18

The NFL San Francisco 49ers will play the L.A. Rams in a regular-season game in China in '18, according to sources. It will most likely serve as the Rams' home opener, although no date has been determined, sources said. In March, reports surfaced that the NFL wants to expand its int'l presence to Ch ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China, North America

07/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Sources: 49ers To Play Rams In China

The 49ers will play the Rams in a regular-season game in China in '18, according to sources. It will most likely serve as the Rams' home opener, although no date has been determined, sources said. In March, reports surfaced that the NFL wants to expand its international presence to China and that th ...

07/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: HNTB, OSports win job at Ohio Stadium

The firms that designed a premium-seat retrofit at Ohio Stadium almost 20 years ago are introducing new loge boxes to “The Shoe.” HNTB and OSports, a division of Cleveland-based Osborn Engineering, have been selected to design $42 million in upgrades to Ohio State’s 94-year-old ...

Tags: Facilities, Colleges

07/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Venues become quick-change artists

Revenue opportunities are popping up at arenas and stadiums. While the footprint of today’s facilities keeps growing to maximize programming needs, there never seems to be enough space to accommodate fans and sponsors, which can hamper efforts to grow revenue. Enter pop-ups, defined in t ...

Tags: In-Depth, Facilities

07/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Earthquakes focus on food

The San Jose Earthquakes shake up their food offerings by activating a festive pop-up destination at Avaya Stadium. For every home game, 12 to 14 food trucks set up shop at the 7Up Epicenter, the two-acre green space behind the massive outdoor scoreboard bar at the north end of the MLS facility. ...

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