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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Kenny Chesney Lines Up '18 Tour Hitting MLB, NFL, MLS Venues

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 18 / 17

After taking a year off from playing stadiums, Kenny Chesney returns in '18 with an 18-date tour covering MLB, NFL and MLS venues. Chesney’s “Trip Around the Sun” route starts April 21 at Raymond James Stadium and concludes Aug. 24 at Gillette Stadium. Tour venues include Mapfre ...

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09/25/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Focus at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on fans

All photos by: RICH VON BIBERSTEIN Arthur Blank sat in a suite at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, snacking on a soft pretzel on a late Friday afternoon, the day before one of the biggest weekends in Atlanta sp ...

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09/25/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Fan First program turns up food volume

The value food pricing system at Mercedes-Benz Stadium has been a big success over the first half-dozen events, and the venue’s trash cans tell the story. The program, called Fan First, slashes concession prices at the new Falcons and Atlanta United facility, and stadium manager Scott Jenki ...

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09/21/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Rangers Unveil Ballpark Details

The MLB Rangers are set to break ground Sept. 28 to build Globe Life Field, their new $1.1B ballpark in Arlington. HKS is the main architect and Manhattan Construction is the general contractor. Walter P Moore fills the role of structural engineer. The 41,000-seat venue will encompass 1.7 million sq ...

09/18/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Richman stays in Philly

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09/18/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Levy, Tropicana Field sign agreement

Levy will take over food service next season at Tropicana Field, said Rick Nafe, the Tampa Bay Rays’ vice president of operations and facilities. The Chicago-based company replaces Centerplate, which has run the stadium’s general concessions and premium dining since the Rays’ fi ...

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09/14/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Levy Taking Over Food Service At Tropicana Field

Levy will take over food service next season at Tropicana Field, said Rays VP/Operations & Facilities Rick Nafe. Levy replaces Centerplate, which has run the ballpark’s general concessions and premium dining since the Rays’ first season in '98. Centerplate’s current agreement e ...

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09/13/17
SportsBusiness Daily: 49ers Partner With Medical Services Firm

The 49ers have formed a partnership with medical services company Wellstrong to open multiple team-branded sports rehabilitation centers in northern California. The centers are open to the public and provide physicians and therapists employed at those facilities with access to best practices from th ...

09/11/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Game Changers: Elizabeth O’Brien

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09/11/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Game Changers: Sarah Cummins

Photo by: MIGUEL SAAVEDRA S arah Cummins has forged new partnerships with the New York Road Runners that continue to position the nonprofit group as the world’s premier community running organization. Sarah Cummins New York Road Runners // Head of b ...

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09/11/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Panthers get lockers for quick pickup

The Carolina Panthers are the first NFL team to test retail lockers as a convenient way for fans to pick up merchandise ordered online. Delaware North Sportservice, the team’s food and retail provider, has installed 23 lockers next to the team store outside Bank of America Stadium, plus 11 ...

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