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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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360 principals see growth by joining with HOK

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 25 / 14

HOK’s purchase of 360 Architecture is another example of the thinning ranks of stand-alone companies in sports facility development, as smaller firms sell to larger entities to expand business and form an exit strategy for senior leadership. ...

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06/20/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Sausages Returning To Wrigley

The Cubs and their partners Levy Restaurants and Vienna Beef are bringing smoked sausages back to Wrigley Field for the first time in about 30 years. As part of Wrigley Field’s 100-year anniversary, Levy, the ballpark’s concessionaire, has opened a new sausage stand near Aisle 108 on the ...

06/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily: TD Garden Renovations On Display

Delaware North officials have scheduled a hardhat tour this morning for Boston media to view concourse upgrades at TD Garden, part of the arena’s $70M, privately-funded renovation. A complete overhaul of levels four and seven will touch all aspects of the fan experience, including revamped con ...

06/16/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NHL Kings Per Caps Higher Than In '12

AEG Merchandising grossed $1.6M in merchandise sales for the three Stanley Cup Final games at Staples Center, and retail per caps surpassed the numbers posted during the Kings' NHL title run in '12, said Staples Center Senior VP & GM Lee Zeidman . Fans spent an average $27.63 on merchandise ove ...

06/11/14
On The Ground: 2014 SFF: The Presidents' POV, with an eye toward the future

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06/09/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Technology’s ‘ultimate showroom’

Silicon Valley finally has a sports address. It’s Levi’s Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers’ new $1.3 billion home in Santa Clara. The facility, 45 miles south of San Francisco and 10 miles northwest of San Jose, will be a showcase for top technology brands in the Bay Area, some f ...

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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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