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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Tech Firm Avaya Acquires Naming Rights To Earthquakes' Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 19 / 14

The Earthquakes today will announce a deal with Santa Clara-based tech firm Avaya for naming rights at their new stadium. Sources said the company signed a 10-year deal, but the annual value was not known leading up to the official announcement. Naming rights for MLS stadiums typically average $2M a...

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SportsBusiness Daily: TD Garden Set For Redeveloped Legends Club

The soon-to-be redeveloped Legends Club at TD Garden will bring a contemporary look to the premium space tied to digital technology and a revamped food program. Delaware North Boston, the arena’s owner/operator, shared images exclusively with THE DAILY and discussed the project ahead of ...

Tags: Facilities, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics

SportsBusiness Journal: Teams push mobile ticketing

By any measure, the Atlanta Braves took a big risk this season by essentially forcing their season-ticket holders to embrace mobile ticketing. Mobile ticketing adoption rates across the sports industry are estimated in the low double-digit percentages at best, even after more than a half decade o ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Live Nation talks digital

Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest ticket provider and event promoter, has enjoyed a front-row seat as the market shifts toward digital ticketing. Last year, Live Nation Entertainment, a company that includes Ticketmaster, a provider to dozens of major league facilities, sold 21 ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: New board to change Churchill

This year’s Kentucky Derby will redefine the fan experience in horse racing, thanks to the track’s massive new video board, say officials with Churchill Downs and Van Wagner Big Screen Network, the board’s content provider. Over the past weekend, the track was to unveil its new ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Warriors: New site, same arena design

The Golden State Warriors say no major overhaul will be required in their arena development plans after switching sites in San Francisco. Team officials announced last week that they had moved the project to Mission Bay, a growing neighborhood two miles south of the waterfront site on Piers 30-32 ...

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On The Ground: American Builders Using Cobb County Ties

A group of four construction firms calling itself American Builders is competing for the job to build the Atlanta Braves’ new ballpark, and it’s tapping into the loyalties of Cobb County officials. Minnesota-based Mortenson Construc ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: New Concession Offerings At Staples Center

AEG and its concessionaire Levy Restaurants have launched another new food concept at Staples Center tied to the celebrity chef trend in sports dining. The Legendary Eats Sandwich House, developed by chef Malcolm Mitchell and whose investors include Basketball HOFer James Worthy, debuted Saturday at ...

Tags: Facilities, AEG

SportsBusiness Journal: AEG completes condo sale at L.A. Live

AEG hit a milestone by selling the last of its luxury condominiums at L.A. Live, the entertainment district across the street from Staples Center. Photo by: BRYAN CHAN / PHOTOWORKS Getting exclusive access t ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Broadmoor Buys Arena Naming Rights

The Colorado Springs World Arena has signed a 10-year naming-rights deal with the 5-star Broadmoor hotel. The venue’s official name is now the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Financial terms were not disclosed. The old Broadmoor World Arena opened in '38 as part of the hotel and ser ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Charlotte Ballpark Draws Record Per Cap

The Triple-A Int’l League Charlotte Knights christened BB&T Ballpark last weekend, attracting three sellout crowds and introducing a new generation of fans to baseball in uptown Charlotte. The Knights, a White Sox affiliate, moved back to the city in a new 10,200-capacity ballpark after sp ...

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