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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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360 principals see growth by joining with HOK

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 25 / 14

HOK’s purchase of 360 Architecture is another example of the thinning ranks of stand-alone companies in sports facility development, as smaller firms sell to larger entities to expand business and form an exit strategy for senior leadership. ...

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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 ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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 ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

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 ...

Tags: Facilities

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 ...

Tags: Facilities

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