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Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NHRA looks to Paciolan to tune up ticketing at seven tracks

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

T he National Hot Rod Association has signed a five-year deal with Paciolan to improve ticketing operations for seven drag racing facilities. The agreement covers four NHRA-owned tracks — Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.; Atlanta ...

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On The Ground: MLB Concessionaires Go Big, Creative

Behold "The Closer," being served up by Aramark at PNC Park. Photo by: ARAMARK “Foodie Friday” is back and so are the half-dozen MLB concessionaires, making headlines for creating new a ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Royals Adding New Spaces At Ballpark

The Royals are the newest MLB team to announce a social media space at their ballpark. The new AOS Technology HotSpot debuts this season at Kauffman Stadium, behind the Kia Diamond Club on the first base side. During home games, fans can engage in social media conversations and interact with MLB app ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Foxwoods Sponsoring Green Monster

Foxwoods Resort Casino is the new sponsor of Fenway Park’s Green Monster after signing a multiyear deal with the Red Sox. The agreement, which runs through the '18 season, is valued at seven figures annually, sources said. Foxwoods, a team sponsor for the past eight years, replaces Covidien, t ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Legends Brings Food Upgrades To Angel Stadium

The Angels’ 48-year-old ballpark has a fresh look this season tied to food upgrades implemented by their new concessionaire . Legends Hospitality has invested several million dollars to improve general concessions and premium dining at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Renovations include the Halo Cl ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Comcast-Spectacor brings in Sheehey

The shift in the corporate culture at Comcast-Spectacor continues four months after Peter Luukko’s sudden resignation as president and chief operating officer. Comcast-Spectacor President Dave Scott was to announce this week that Mike Sheehey, formerly of NBC Sports Group, has been hired as ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Redskins Give Levy Premium Dining Contract

One season after Legends Hospitality took over the premium dining contract at FedExField, the Redskins have replaced the vendor with Levy Restaurants, according to Levy officials. Chicago-based Levy takes over catering for the stadium’s 280 suites and club spaces. Terms of the deal were not di ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Just another Wrigleyville neighbor

When Wrigley Field opened in 1914, Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood, a three-square-mile section commonly known as Wrigleyville, was full of blue-collar Irish residents who worked in nearby factories. As decades passed, most of those factories faded from existence, but the neighborhood kept ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Memorable moments

Bum rush Cubs hall of famer Billy Williams developed a close relationship with Wrigley Field’s original bleacher bums Fans line up for bleacher seats in Wrigley’s early days. Photo by: Chicago Histo ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Ballpark eager to start upgrades

Ask Ernie Banks about Wrigley Field’s place in sports history, and the greatest living ex-Cub puts the ballpark on equal footing with the Seven Wonders of the World. “It could be like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon with the [outfield ivy] vines,” said Banks, who played 19 years ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: St. Louis: Beyond the ballpark’s walls

Come Opening Day, St. Louis Cardinals fans can taste the closest thing to the homemade tomato soup that team president Bill DeWitt III enjoyed as a kid growing up in Cincinnati. It won’t be served at Busch Stadium, though. Delaware North Sportservice, the ballpark’s concessionaire, ha ...

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