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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Sales Strength For New Venue Helps Falcons Lock Up Financing Plan

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 16

The Falcons have completed a permanent financing plan for building Mercedes-Benz Stadium, one year ahead of schedule, team officials said. Bank of America and SunTrust -- both longtime team banking partners -- along with 18 institutional investors are part of the completed package, according to AMB ...

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06/24/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Green Sports' Hershkowitz Resigns As President

Green Sports Alliance co-Founder ALLEN HERSHKOWITZ has resigned as the group’s president to focus on expanding its mission internationally. His departure becomes official June 30, the final day of the Green Sports Summit, the group’s annual conference, which is in Houston this yea ...

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06/20/16
SportsBusiness Journal: 4Topps a hit for Braves premium

The Atlanta Braves have taken a premium-seat concept they first tested at Turner Field and turned it into a hot commodity at SunTrust Park. The four-seat terrace tables, produced by 4Topps, are baseball’s spin on the loge box concept, and have been a big hit for the Braves. It took on ...

Tags: Facilities

06/20/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Braves’ Schiller-Plant duo gives 200%

Mike Plant and Derek Schiller have been joined at the hip with the Atlanta Braves for about 13 years. The Braves hired both men in November 2003, and their connection has grown stronger over the three years they’ve spent developing a new ballpark and mixed-use development. Plant oversees th ...

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06/20/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Mortenson's use of VR

T he use of virtual reality as a fan experience tool continues to grow in sports development, but its origins lie in construction. Stadium builder Mortenson first used an early version of the technology in 1999 during the building of the Walt ...

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06/20/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Tight geometry, destination dining

SunTrust Park, at a cost of $672 million on its own, is much smaller than Turner Field, which originally was an 85,000-seat Olympic stadium and was then converted into one of MLB’s larger parks, with close to 50,000 seats. In general, SunTrust Park’s 41,500 seats are 30 to 50 feet closer ...

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06/20/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Braves break mold on building project

SunTrust Park (top) and the beginnings of The Battery Atlanta Photo by: AMERICAN BUILDERS T he SunTrust Park construction site bears the familiar signs of stadium development: the br ...

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06/16/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Vikes' Stadium Features 600 Tablets From Appetize

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority has signed a deal with point-of-sale vendor Appetize to supply 600 tablets for U.S. Bank Stadium, the Vikings' new venue opening in August. The agreement, valued at more than $1.5M, is tied to the largest installation of mobile cash registers at a sports fac ...

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Vikings

06/06/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Spectra lands Orlando City concessions

Orlando City SC has signed Spectra to a five-year food services deal for the team’s 25,000-seat stadium, opening next year. Rob Parker, vice president of corporate partnerships for the MLS club, said the team interviewed six candidates before selecting Spectra. He outlined factors that led ...

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06/06/16
SportsBusiness Journal: The NBA’s new practice facilities

NBA clubs designing new practice facilities are giving their players a little space. The newest trend has teams breaking with the practice of building the facilities into or adjacent to their arenas. It’s being driven by the desire to give players an exclusive space for training, conditioni ...

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06/06/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Downstream aims high

T he newest building boom in sports keeps John Searby on his toes competing for jobs at the big league level. Searby is director of sports for Downstream , a Portland agency specializing in designing preview centers, which teams build to mar ...

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