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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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At Rapids’ club, members now have their own liquor lockers

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

T he Colorado Rapids’ alcohol sales have multiplied after the team introduced new liquor lockers as a club amenity at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park . Taking a cue from a Denver steakhouse, the Rapids had 80 custom lockers built for al...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Santa Anita restores old luxury

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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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SportsBusiness Daily: StubHub Signs Arizona St., GT, WVU

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SportsBusiness Journal: Ticket reseller buys from teams

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SportsBusiness Journal: Polishing a jewel: Husky Stadium

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SportsBusiness Journal: Turning up the fun at CenturyLink Field

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SportsBusiness Journal: Edgar’s keeps things hopping at Safeco

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SportsBusiness Journal: Charlotte deal puts Toshiba in MiLB

The Class AAA International League’s Charlotte Knights last week announced that Toshiba will supply the video boards and concourse displays at the team’s BB&T Ballpark, which is scheduled to open in April. The total video package is valued at about $3 million, Knights general mana ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Toshiba To Supply Charlotte Knights' Displays

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