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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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At Rapids’ club, members now have their own liquor lockers

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

T he Colorado Rapids’ alcohol sales have multiplied after the team introduced new liquor lockers as a club amenity at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park . Taking a cue from a Denver steakhouse, the Rapids had 80 custom lockers built for al...

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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 ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Comcast-Spectacor

12/02/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Fox will sell for L.A. Coliseum

The University of Southern California and Fox Sports Media Group have agreed to a three-year deal allowing Fox to sell sponsorships at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Los Angeles Sports Arena. The deal includes both the coli ...

Tags: Colleges

11/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Charlotte discusses removing grandstand

Charlotte Motor Speedway has discussed tearing down its backstretch grandstand, a move that would eliminate almost 40,000 seats and make it the latest in a series of NASCAR tracks to reduce capacity. CMS President Marcus Smith has talked about the idea of eliminating the Diamond Tower Terrace and ...

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11/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Jack Larson

J ack Larson’s love of hockey drove him down a path to managing major league arenas. Larson played hockey at Richfield High School in Minnesota and his coach got the team jobs cleaning up after North Stars games at the old Met Center, where Mall of America now stands. As a prep, Larson a ...

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11/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Mike Scanlon

M ike Scanlon learned a valuable lesson early in his career as a facility manager — never take your building for granted. Scanlon was the general manager of Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., when the unthinkable happened during a sold-out minor league hockey game in 1999. The day be ...

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11/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Jimmie Sacco

J immie Sacco is a rare breed of stadium manager. In an industry where individuals often operate buildings in multiple markets, Sacco has never had to leave his hometown of Pittsburgh for another job. As a kid, Sacco hung around the old Forbes Field on weekends with his father, who worked a se ...

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11/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Daytona readies premium seats for sale

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Daytona International Speedway will increase the price of a premium-seat experience for NASCAR events after completing a $400 million renovation in 2016. Track officials set pricing for two new group suite products, Midway Suites ...

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11/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Allen Johnson

A llen Johnson remembers the day Joe Paterno saved him from further embarrassment. It was New Year’s Day 2010. Penn State played LSU in the Capital One Bowl on national television and the field conditions at Citrus Bowl Stadium were horrible. ...

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