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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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LAFC chooses Legends for multiple roles

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 25 / 15

The Los Angeles Football Club, the MLS expansion team set to begin play in 2018, has hired Legends to provide multiple services for developing the most expensive stadium project in the league’s 20-year history. The $250 million, privately funded complex covers a 22,000-seat facil...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Statues, schooling and ‘HD on steroids’

The 49ers Museum presented by Sony, like the stadium to which it is attached, doesn’t skimp on tech. But it also makes use of artifacts going all the way to the team’s origins in the old All-America Football Conference to take fans through time. In its first month of operation, about ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: VenueNext looks to expand business

The San Francisco 49ers are the newest team to spin their stadium business into a technology venture outside of their organization. VenueNext, a company formed in October 2013 to help the Niners develop their mobile application for Levi’s Stadium, announced last week it is seeking new clien ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Tech and Tradition: Levi’s Stadium

Making the San Francisco 49ers’ new $1.2 billion home a tech-savvy mecca was key for CEO Jed York. But so was developing Levi’s Stadium as an example for sustainability and fan experience.

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SportsBusiness Daily: York-Backed VenueNext Seeks New Business

Palo Alto-based firm VenueNext, which developed the technology at Levi’s Stadium, today officially announced the pursuit of new business tied to its mobile platform. The Yorks , who own the 49ers, have financially backed VenueNext through the family’s Aurum Partners LLC investment firm. ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Braves-SunTrust Deal Worth $10M-Plus

The Braves' 25-year naming-rights deal with SunTrust Banks for the club's new ballpark in Cobb County is worth in excess of $10M per year, according to sources. The sum would be comparable to the 20-year, $220M naming-rights deal the 49ers signed with Levi's for their new stadium and would represe ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Staples upgrades retractable seating

Staples Center officials are spending a big chunk of money to upgrade the retractable seating system at one of sports’ busiest arenas. The $4 million investment by AEG, the arena’s owner and operator, tops the list of several renovations at a facility turning 15 years old next month, ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Pepsi Promo Offers Fans Free 49ers Tix

PepsiCo, the official soft drink for Levi's Stadium, is launching a retail promotion for fans to win free tickets to 49ers home games this season. As part of the sponsor's activation on the Pepsi Fan Deck, an outdoor space at the top of the stadium in the north end, there are two structures designed ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Vikes Around 20,000 Seat Licenses For New Stadium

The Vikings have sold about 20,000 seat licenses for their new stadium, surpassing the halfway point for the $125M marketing campaign. Through the first six months of sales, Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, the Vikings’ sales agency, has sold more than $62.5M in Stadium Builders Lic ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Waterfront home keys development

A few hours before Baylor’s first football game at McLane Stadium, school tradition got a novel addition as the team walked across a footbridge to its gleaming new facility. Below the bridge on the Brazos River, the waterway running through Waco and past the front door for the school’ ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Construction makes a comeback

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