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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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BBVA Bancomer Stadium Raising Bar For Mexican Soccer Facilities

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

BBVA Bancomer Stadium, the new home of LigaMX side Club Monterrey, opens Sunday with a friendly against Benfica of Portugal. The $200M stadium, designed by Populous, is the most expensive facility built in Mexico and its amenities are on par with NFL facilities, according to project officials. Priva...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Spotting the trends

The six major league arenas turning 20 years old have set some trends and adopted others from newer facilities. Here are some common themes: LOCAL FOODS Strong local brands are taking over arerena space. At Moda Center, Sizzle Pie, Killer Burgers and Fire on the ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Arenas: 20 years old and counting

It’s hockey night in Boston and the revamped Legends Club is brimming with activity at TD Garden, 90 minutes before the hometown Bruins face off against the Florida Panthers. Bruins and Celtics season-ticket holders get exclusive access to this premium space after an offseason retrofit expa ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Legends in Oklahoma

T he University of Oklahoma has hired Legends Global Sales to sell new premium seats tied to the $370 million renovation of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium . The project covers a mix of suites, loge boxes and club seats to be built ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Architects give their take

Sports architects Jon Niemuth of AECOM and Matt Rossetti of Rossetti weigh in on the challenges faced by older arenas and the adjustments they can make to meet the needs of today’s consumer. Niemuth: “In general, the older buildings were larger with expectations for attendance ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: AECOM To Design Hornets' Arena Upgrades

AECOM has been selected to design more than $30M in upgrades to Time Warner Cable Arena, according to an e-mail issued by city of Charlotte officials and obtained by SportsBusiness Journal. The city now enters contract negotiations with the K.C.-based sports architect. The old Ellerbe Becket, now pa ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Pointstreak, Appetize create combo

Pointstreak, which runs electronic raffles at sports facilities, has formed a partnership with point-of-sale vendor Appetize to sell 50/50 tickets through mobile devices. Toronto-based Pointstreak has deals with more than 250 teams and venues in North America, including nine NFL clubs. Pointstrea ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Senators alter seat mix

The Ottawa Senators are developing Club Bell, an extensive premium seat renovation at Canadian Tire Centre. The project, expected to cost over $6 million, is tied to a 12-year sponsorship renewal that Bell Canada signed with the Senators last season, said Geoff Publow, the team’s vice presi ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Red Wings repurpose

T he Detroit Red Wings have found a productive use for shipping containers that played a part in their arena groundbreaking ceremony. Olympia Development , the real estate arm of Red Wings owner Ilitch Holdings , bought 52 of the large contai ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Hornets add temporary lounge

The rebranding of the Charlotte Hornets has led indirectly to some tweaks in premium-seat amenities at Time Warner Cable Arena. Fans greeted the team’s change from Bobcats to Hornets, the name carried by Charlotte’s previous NBA team, with an overwhelmingly positive response, and the ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Venue Managers Hosting Ebola Webinar

The Int’l Association of Venue Managers will host a free webinar today taking an in-depth look at how venues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have handled the recent Ebola incident in that market. The discussion will include AT&T Stadium, the Texas Motorplex and the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park, ...

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