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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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At Rapids’ club, members now have their own liquor lockers

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

T he Colorado Rapids’ alcohol sales have multiplied after the team introduced new liquor lockers as a club amenity at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park . Taking a cue from a Denver steakhouse, the Rapids had 80 custom lockers built for al...

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06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: 49ers, Earthquakes unite for soccer

The San Francisco 49ers and San Jose Earthquakes have signed a five-year deal to co-promote soccer events at their two new stadiums, which sit five miles apart in the Bay Area. The two teams struck a partnership that covers sharing the financial risk for booking international matches and U.S. men ...

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06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: USTA taking the plunge on roofs

The road to building a new retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium had project officials questioning their sanity, one U.S. Tennis Association official says. “I don’t think anyone was insane enough besides us … to consider putting a roof on an [open-air] stadium,” said Da ...

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06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: ‘Frequency of moves surprises most people’

Running a retractable-roof stadium isn’t as simple as pushing a “close” button when rain clouds roll in, veteran stadium manager Scott Jenkins says.  The Atlanta Falcons hired Jenkins in February to be the general manager of their new facility opening in 2017. It’s hi ...

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06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Original roof in Toronto getting $9M upgrade

Rogers Centre’s majestic retractable roof has proved its durability over the stadium’s first 25 years of operation, said Dave McCormick, the Toronto Blue Jays’ manager of engineering. But advances in technology and the use of common parts at newer stadiums have left the old SkyD ...

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06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: 25 years of retractable roofs

Twenty-five years ago this week, Toronto’s SkyDome opened its doors as the world’s first retractable-roof stadium and a funny thing happened. The roof itself became an attraction. Baseball fans hung around after Blue Jays games to watch the massive structure begin its journey after th ...

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05/29/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Rich Krezwick Returns To AEG

Krezwick works out of AEG's London office RICH KREZWICK has returned to AEG after a six-year absence. The veteran arena operator has been hired as AEG Europe’s new Senior VP/Facilities an ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

05/28/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Global Spectrum To Manage Anchorage Arena

The Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage has signed Global Spectrum to a five-year deal to manage Alaska Airlines Center, the school’s new arena opening this fall. The 5,000-seat facility will be the new home to the UAA men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. Global Spectrum’ ...

05/27/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Cubs Unveil New Wrigley Upgrade Plans

The Cubs unveiled new images today for Wrigley Field upgrades they say will now cost $375M, an increase of $75M over previous estimates. The team has put a renewed focus on three aspects of revenue generation: constructing hundreds of new seats, five more premium clubs and seven new outfield signs a ...

05/26/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Populous’ World Cup stadium ready

The race to finish construction of World Cup venues in Brazil over the next month does not extend to one Populous-designed facility. Estadio das Dunas — Stadium of the Dunes — has been open since January in the beachfront region of Natal, a city of about 1 million people in Brazil&rsq ...

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05/22/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Roughriders Reveal Stadium Plans

The CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders today officially released design details and renderings for Mosaic Stadium, their new facility opening in '17. The project architects include HKS, the same company designing the Vikings’ new stadium. Located in Regina, the stadium’s cost is US$255M. The f ...

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