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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NBA’s Kings: Virtual reality a potent sales tool for premium

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 27 / 15

T he use of virtual reality has accelerated the sale of premium seats for Golden 1 Center , the Sacramento Kings’ arena set to open in October 2016. Team officials launched the marketing of club seats July 6 at the Xperience Center , th...

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11/13/14
SportsBusiness Daily: AECOM To Design Hornets' Arena Upgrades

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11/10/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Pointstreak, Appetize create combo

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11/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Senators alter seat mix

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11/03/14
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10/31/14
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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