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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Audi Signs Long-Term Naming-Rights Deal For New DC United Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 15 / 17

DC United has signed luxury automaker Audi for naming rights to the team’s $300M stadium. The agreement for Audi Field runs between 10-15 years and is valued at $4M annually, sources said, making it the second biggest deal in MLS behind Banc of California’s reported 15-year, $100M...

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