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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Circuit of Americas hires new concessionaire prior to F1 event

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 21 / 14

Three months before the third annual U.S. Grand Prix takes place in Austin, Texas, Circuit of the Americas has hired a new concessionaire. Ryan Sanders Sports Services, in-house food provider at the Class AAA ballpark Dell Diamond, has signed a 10-year deal to run general concessions and premium ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Bridges considered in other arenas

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SportsBusiness Daily: Vikings Stadium Contractor Struggling To Meet Budget

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bobcats Opening New Craft Beer Garden

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