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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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BBVA Bancomer Stadium Raising Bar For Mexican Soccer Facilities

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

BBVA Bancomer Stadium, the new home of LigaMX side Club Monterrey, opens Sunday with a friendly against Benfica of Portugal. The $200M stadium, designed by Populous, is the most expensive facility built in Mexico and its amenities are on par with NFL facilities, according to project officials. Priva...

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SportsBusiness Daily: VenueNext Raises $9M In Financing

Mobile tech firm VenueNext announced it has raised $9M in strategic financing through Causeway Media Partners, Twitter Ventures and Aruba Networks, now part of HP. As a result of the transaction, Causeway Managing Partner and 49ers investor Mark Wan joins the VenueNext BOD. The tech firm was forme ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Adding to to Levi's

T he San Francisco 49ers are expanding Levi’s Stadium by roughly 1,400 fixed seats for the coming season, a project largely driven by the seating requirements for Super Bowl 50. The additional seats are part of $17 million in several of ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Finance still bullish on naming rights

The Minnesota Vikings and Sacramento Kings both open new facilities next year named for financial institutions, a category that continues to drive these big-ticket naming-rights deals, with more than 20 big league arenas and stadiums now branded for such institutions. Last week, the two te ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Credit Union Name For NBA Kings Venue

Golden 1, one of the nation’s largest credit unions, has acquired naming rights for the $477M downtown NBA Kings arena set to open in October '16. Sources pegged the deal at $120M over 20 years, with an average annual value at $6M, making it one of the largest naming-rights deals for a single- ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Golden 1 Buys Kings Arena Naming Rights

Golden 1, one of the nation’s largest credit unions, has acquired naming rights for the $477M downtown NBA Kings arena, scheduled to open in October '16. An announcement on what will be called Golden 1 Center is scheduled for today adjacent to the construction site in downtown in Sacramento. S ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Growth Of Women's Retail Still A Big Trend

A mix of merchandisers and team retail operators discussed industry trends at the ’15 Veritix Sports Facilities & Franchises conference. The growth of women's retail at the major-league level is a big trend, with that piece of the industry now representing 28% of total apparel sales, accor ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Marketers Talk Merging Engagement, Technology

Four brand marketers talked about the intersection of branding, engagement and technology during a panel last week at the ’15 Veritix Sports Facilities & Franchises conference. Here are some highlights from the session: ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Ticket Execs Talk Relationship With Brokers

A mix of NBA ticket sales execs and secondary ticket brokers discussed the deals they do together to move inventory during the ’15 Veritix Ticketing Symposium. The panel consisted of Suns and WNBA Mercury Dir of Membership Experience Eric Little , The Ticket Experience co-Owner Patrick Ryan ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Cavs Expand Proximity Marketing Program

The Cavaliers have expanded their proximity marketing program for the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. The program uses beacon technology to send messages to fans' mobile devices through the arena's mobile app for informational and commercial purposes. Those messages will be used during tomorrow n ...

Tags: Franchises, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: HOF stadium upgrades

T he master plan for converting the Pro Football Hall of Fame into a year-round destination starts with upgrades to the venerable stadium that kicks off every NFL season. Last fall, officials at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, laid out the ...

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