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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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For Cubs, safe at home plate

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 25 / 16

Chicago Cubs officials have not determined ticket prices for the American Airlines 1914 Club, the new home plate club for Wrigley Field, but marketing executives for a half-dozen other MLB teams say it should be a hit regardless of the price. ...

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11/30/15
SportsBusiness Journal: HKS brings beach to ballpark in Florida

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11/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: How Paris will change event security

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11/23/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: New zone at FedEx

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11/19/15
SportsBusiness Daily: IBM Forms Facility-Focused Consortium

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11/16/15
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11/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Frisco gets The Star treatment

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11/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Arena District puts Columbus on map

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SportsBusiness Daily: Levi's Stadium To Utilize New Security Technology

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