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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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LAFC chooses Legends for multiple roles

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 25 / 15

The Los Angeles Football Club, the MLS expansion team set to begin play in 2018, has hired Legends to provide multiple services for developing the most expensive stadium project in the league’s 20-year history. The $250 million, privately funded complex covers a 22,000-seat facil...

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11/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Senators alter seat mix

The Ottawa Senators are developing Club Bell, an extensive premium seat renovation at Canadian Tire Centre. The project, expected to cost over $6 million, is tied to a 12-year sponsorship renewal that Bell Canada signed with the Senators last season, said Geoff Publow, the team’s vice presi ...

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11/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Red Wings repurpose

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11/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Hornets add temporary lounge

The rebranding of the Charlotte Hornets has led indirectly to some tweaks in premium-seat amenities at Time Warner Cable Arena. Fans greeted the team’s change from Bobcats to Hornets, the name carried by Charlotte’s previous NBA team, with an overwhelmingly positive response, and the ...

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10/31/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Venue Managers Hosting Ebola Webinar

The Int’l Association of Venue Managers will host a free webinar today taking an in-depth look at how venues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have handled the recent Ebola incident in that market. The discussion will include AT&T Stadium, the Texas Motorplex and the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park, ...

10/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Per Cap Over $40 For Game 7

Aramark generated a food, drink and retail per cap of $41.65 for last night’s World Series Game 7 at Kauffman Stadium, sources said. Attendance was 40,535, resulting in about $1.7M in gross sales for general concessions, premium dining and merchandise. By comparison, the average spend was ...

10/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: 49ers Go To Mobile Ticketing As Main Delivery Method

The 49ers plan to use mobile ticketing as the primary delivery method of season tickets next year at Levi’s Stadium after seeing heavy adoption of the technology this season, according to team COO Al Guido. For the '15 season, fans can still use the print-at-home feature but the team will no ...

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Franchises

10/27/14
SportsBusiness Daily: TWC Arena Offering Eight-Pound Wow Burger

The extreme food trend has arrived for the Hornets’ re-launch at Time Warner Cable Arena. During Friday’s media tasting at the arena’s FrontCourt eatery, Levy Restaurants, the team’s food vendor, unveiled the Wow Burger. The giant sandwich weighs in at eight pounds and is int ...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: New name, look for arena’s VIP lounge

American Airlines Center has opened a new high-end club for its most exclusive customers attending NBA and NHL games. Patrón Tequila has naming rights to the VIP lounge, a 3,000-square-foot space at event level, reserved for the 200 Dallas Mavericks floor-seat holders and 200 individuals s ...

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10/27/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Riding the railings

A small company in Minneapolis plays a big role in keeping fans safe at sports facilities. SC Railing Co. , a 24-year-old firm with about 100 employees, specializes in producing protective railings for arenas and stadiums. Since 2006, SC Rail ...

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10/20/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: NHRA looks to Paciolan

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