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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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For Cubs, safe at home plate

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 25 / 16

Chicago Cubs officials have not determined ticket prices for the American Airlines 1914 Club, the new home plate club for Wrigley Field, but marketing executives for a half-dozen other MLB teams say it should be a hit regardless of the price. ...

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10/20/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Hornets Rebrand Backcourt Club As Crown Club

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10/19/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Hornets Bring Back Crown Club Concept

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10/19/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Quebec City group awaits NHL’s decision

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10/19/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Now warming up: The Battery Atlanta

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10/19/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Music fest at PPL Park

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10/19/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Quebec City arena: frills for every fan

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10/16/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Suns Finalizing Arena Rebrand

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10/16/15
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10/15/15
SportsBusiness Daily: GFS To Run KHL Arena In Kazakhstan

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