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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Ochsner Health Expands Deal With Saints, Pelicans To Include Practice Facility Entitlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 26 / 17

The Saints and Pelicans have signed an eight-year deal with Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System for naming rights to their combined practice facilities in Metairie, La. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Ochsner Sports Performance Center is the only training complex in pro sports that houses ...

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