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Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Broadmoor Hotel Buys Naming Rights To Colorado Springs Arena

04 / 15 / 14

The Colorado Springs World Arena has signed a 10-year naming-rights deal with the 5-star Broadmoor hotel. The venue’s official name is now the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Financial terms were not disclosed. The old Broadmoor World Arena opened in '38 as part of the hotel and ser...

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A young sports marketing entrepreneuer has launched CrowdSeats, a “daily deals” website offering sports tickets at discounts of 50-90% off their face value. Justin Cener, a 23-year-old Rutgers graduate and founder of CrowdSeats, has invested $5,000 to date to develop a model based on the ...

Tags: Facilities

John Sparks Hired As Barclays Center GM

The Nets have hired John Sparks as GM of Barclays Center, the NBA team's new arena under construction in Brooklyn. Sparks was most recently VP & GM at AT&T Center in San Antonio, a position he held since the Spurs' arena opened in '02. Previously, he spent two years as Dir of Operations ...

Rays Open Hooters Suite At Ballpark

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Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Rays

CSL Int'l To Evaluate NFL Stadium Project In L.A.

The city of L.A. has hired CSL Int’l to evaluate the Farmers Field project, AEG’s proposal to build a $1B NFL stadium next to Staples Center. Bill Rhoda , a principal with CSL in Dallas, will consult for the city on AEG’s plan to privately develop a 72,000-seat stadium on a s ...

Cowboys Launch Silver Star Merchandising

The Cowboys have launched a new company called Silver Star Merchandising that has signed a 10-year deal with the Univ. of Southern California for the exclusive rights to manufacture, license and distribute its sports apparel on campus and at USC athletic venues. Silver Star, an offshoot of Cowboys M ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

Cowboys, USC Agree To Merch Deal

The Cowboys today are expected to announce the launch of a new company called Silver Star Merchandising that has signed a 10-year deal with the Univ. of Southern California to license and distribute its sports merchandise. Silver Star, an offshoot of Dallas Cowboys Merchandising Ltd., will be run by ...

Bobcats, 'Canes To Hold Building Swap

The Bobcats and Hurricanes announced they have scheduled a “building swap” for preseason games this fall. The Bobcats will play the Heat Oct. 19 at RBC Center in Raleigh, and the Hurricanes will play the Thrashers Sept. 25 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. The swap was done to help develop ...

Panthers Fans Pre-Order Newton Jerseys

As of early Friday afternoon, NFL Panthers fans pre-ordered more than 100 Cam Newton replica jerseys online and at Bank of America Stadium’s team store, according to Tom Crocker , GM for Delaware North Sportservice, the Panthers’ retail provider. Newton’s jersey number was expected to be det ...

UNCC Eyeing Football Naming-Rights Sponsor

Univ. of North Carolina-Charlotte officials are pursuing a naming-rights deal of $5M over 10-12 years for a stadium to be built for the school's new football program. The field itself and a fieldhouse in the south end zone are also being marketed for naming deals that will most likely be s ...

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Dynamic Pricing Helps Preds' Playoff Sales

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Tags: Franchises, Nashville Predators

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