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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Circuit of Americas hires new concessionaire prior to F1 event

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 21 / 14

Three months before the third annual U.S. Grand Prix takes place in Austin, Texas, Circuit of the Americas has hired a new concessionaire. Ryan Sanders Sports Services, in-house food provider at the Class AAA ballpark Dell Diamond, has signed a 10-year deal to run general concessions and premium ...

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12/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLBAM, Dolphins see tech as fan beacon

Three months after briefly testing Apple’s new iBeacon mobile technology at Citi Field, MLB is moving ahead with its aggressive plan for a system that would enable teams leaguewide to send targeted messages to fans’ mobile devices at key points inside and outside stadiums. For example ...

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12/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Global Spectrum hires Abate as SVP

Global Spectrum has hired Hank Abate as its new senior vice president of arenas and stadiums. He starts his new job today at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the company’s home base. Abate spent 20 years with SMG before leaving the firm in November 2012. At SMG, he oversaw the operation ...

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12/13/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Dolphins To Test Beacon Technology Sunday

The Dolphins plan to test beacon technology during Sunday’s game against the Patriots at Sun Life Stadium to stay better connected with their fans using mobile devices and ultimately improve their gameday experience. About 150-200 Dolphins season-ticket holders with iPhones and iPads are sched ...

Tags: Facilities, Miami Dolphins, NFL

12/12/13
SportsBusiness Daily: New Orleans Architect Allen Eskew Dies At 65

ALLEN ESKEW , a New Orleans-based architect who died Tuesday at age 65, will be remembered for his key role in reshaping the city’s sports facilities and creating a new entertainment district, said DOUG THORNTON , SMG’s Senior VP at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Eskew, founder of Eskew ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

12/09/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Drake, Raptors working on ‘We Are North’

The Toronto Raptors and rapper Drake, the team’s goodwill ambassador, are crafting a marketing campaign called “We Are North” as the team begins a branding overhaul. During a recent industry conference, Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, intro ...

Tags: Franchises

12/09/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Kabam! Cal lands naming-rights deal

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. The University of California broke new ground by signing naming rights for Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium, the first college sports facility named for a video game company. Last week, Cal-Berkeley officials announced ...

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12/09/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Luukko taking 'one more run at something new’

Peter Luukko’s resignation last week as president and CEO of Comcast-Spectacor surprised many in the industry, but Luukko said it was a mutual decision made with Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider and that they parted on good terms. “I’m actually very happy,” said Luukko ...

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12/05/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Cal Signs Field Naming-Rights Deal With Kabam

The Univ. of California-Berkeley has signed mobile video game producer Kabam to a 15-year, $18M deal for field naming rights at its football stadium. The official name is now Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium, the first college sports facility to be named for a video game company. In additi ...

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12/05/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Cal Signs Kabam For Field Naming Rights

The Univ. of California-Berkeley has signed mobile video game producer Kabam to a 15-year, $18M deal for field naming rights at the school’s football stadium. The official name is now Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium. This marks the largest financial commitment for a field naming-rig ...

12/03/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Luukko Resigns From Comcast-Spectacor

PETER LUUKKO officially resigned yesterday as President & CEO of Comcast-Spectacor, but industry colleagues who know him well question whether he was forced out by Comcast Corp. officials demanding stronger returns from the firm’s facility management business. Luukko was also Flyers Pres ...

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