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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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