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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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SportsBusiness Journal: Colleges gain insights on merch sales

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10/12/15
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10/05/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Etihad Gets Verizon Center Club Deal

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SportsBusiness Journal: UAE airline grabs rights to arena club

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SportsBusiness Daily: New Terrace To Open On Palace's East Side

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