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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NBA’s Kings: Virtual reality a potent sales tool for premium

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 27 / 15

T he use of virtual reality has accelerated the sale of premium seats for Golden 1 Center , the Sacramento Kings’ arena set to open in October 2016. Team officials launched the marketing of club seats July 6 at the Xperience Center , th...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Allen Johnson

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SportsBusiness Journal: College football's building boom

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SportsBusiness Journal: Arizona State's desert design

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01/12/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Aggies near $500M threshold

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01/12/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Legends staffs up, cooks up for CFP

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01/08/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Cubs' Spring Home Gets Naming-Rights Sponsor

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12/29/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Fins Debut New Tweet-Based Beer-Delivery System

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12/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Auburn addition

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12/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Warriors Release Arena Renderings

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