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Don Muret

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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03/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Baseball only part of story

During its first 100 years of operation, Wrigley Field has played host to NFL and college football games, soccer, ice hockey, boxing, rodeo, the Harlem Globetrotters, the circus, opera, movie nights, rock concerts and even ski jumping. “There’s so much more to it than just baseball,&r ...

Tags: Wrigley Field at 100, Facilities

03/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Reds belly up to the craft beer trend

The Cincinnati Reds are the latest major league team to cash in on the craft brew craze at sports facilities. This season, Delaware North Sportservice, their food provider, is opening the new Reds Brewery District, an 85-foot-long bar at Great American Ballpark. The bar, situated on the main con ...

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03/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Their first visits

Tom Ricketts Cubs chairman “I grew up in Omaha, Neb. My first game at Wrigley, I was going into my senior year in high school. I was in town that summer with a group of people, and it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon. I just remember, ‘This is a really special place.’ Year ...

Tags: Wrigley Field at 100, Facilities

03/21/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Renovated Team Store At Rangers' Ballpark

MLB Rangers concessionaire Delaware North Sportservice has renovated the main team store at Globe Life Park to feature a new Oakley-branded kiosk, where fans can buy sunglasses and customize them with the team’s logo on the lens. The store upgrades, a $500,000 investment paid for by Sportservi ...

Tags: Texas Rangers, Facilities

03/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Upgrades will bring Peoria up to speed

Twenty years ago this month, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners launched the trend of two-team spring training facilities when the Peoria Sports Complex opened in Phoenix’s West Valley. The concept caught on: There are now five two-team spring training parks in Arizona and another in ...

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03/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Amenities help Salt River draw big

The most expensive spring training facility in baseball is also one of the most fan-friendly venues in the Cactus League. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the $200 million spring home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, opened in February 2011, and the ballpark’s first thre ...

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03/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: At Camelback, flexibility to serve teams

The first Monday in March brought sunny skies back to Phoenix after heavy weekend rains canceled three spring training games and cut short three others. It was a beautiful day for baseball, but early in the Cactus League season, some ballparks struggle to draw fans. Camelback Ranch, shared by the ...

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03/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Bringing the Friendly Confines to the desert

The Chicago Cubs’ vision was to create “Wrigley Field West” at their new Arizona spring training facility. With Cubs Park, they got it done for $84 million. The investment covers the 65,000-square-foot Under Armour Performance Center next door to the ballpark, containing the Cub ...

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03/10/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Mittleman, Bruno rise at Aramark

Carl Mittleman has been named president of Aramark Sports and Entertainment, one of the top four concessionaires in sports. Mittleman, 38, replaces Marc Bruno, who was promoted to chief operating officer of Aramark’s sports, leisure and corrections group. Both moves come after Chris Hackem, ...

Tags: Aramark, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, NCAA, Creative Artists Agency, Facilities

03/10/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Fuller leaves AECOM for Delaware North

Delaware North Sportservice has hired Brett Fuller as its new vice president of business development. For the past seven years, Fuller served as director of business development for AECOM, a Kansas City-based sports architect. Previously, Fuller worked as Sprint’s senior manager of corporat ...

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