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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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SMG To Manage Vikings' New Stadium Under A 10-Year Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 22 / 14

SMG will operate the Vikings' new stadium after beating AEG and Global Spectrum in an intense competition for the contract, said team Exec VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development  Lester Bagley . As part of a 10-year deal with a five-year option, SMG will pay a $6.75M annual guarantee ...

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: 49ers look to personalize entry process

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07/27/14
SportsBusiness Daily: AECOM Poised To Buy Hunt Construction Group

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07/21/14
SportsBusiness Journal: COTA hires new concessionaire

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07/21/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports venues go for variety

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07/21/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Magic hires manager for project

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07/17/14
SportsBusiness Daily: 49ers To Host Stadium Ribbon Cutting

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SportsBusiness Journal: Senators' home installing LED lighting

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