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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: Breaking Ground: Water conservation

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04/20/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Indians find perfect fit in The Corner

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SportsBusiness Daily: Vikings Adding Mini Suites To New Stadium

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04/13/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Beacons deliver the message

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