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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Tech Firm Avaya Acquires Naming Rights To Earthquakes' Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 19 / 14

The Earthquakes today will announce a deal with Santa Clara-based tech firm Avaya for naming rights at their new stadium. Sources said the company signed a 10-year deal, but the annual value was not known leading up to the official announcement. Naming rights for MLS stadiums typically average $2M a...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: TCU total rebuild

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09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Ovations signs with Earthquakes

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09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: SMI hires Sporting Innovations

Speedway Motorsports Inc. has signed a five-year deal with Sporting Innovations to upgrade mobile technology at the company’s eight racetracks in 2015. Those eight SMI properties all play host to NASCAR Sprint Cup events. In all cases, they are plugging the tech vendor’s Fan360 platfo ...

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09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Lights get thumbs up

LED lighting shows its good side on television and its fun side to fans attending games in person. The lighting eliminates the “flicker” effect tied to metal halide lights, resulting in better-looking replays for super-slow-motion cameras, said Steve Hellmuth, NBA Entertainment’ ...

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09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground

T he vision surrounding Comcast-Spectacor ’s future is starting to take shape as the company positions Wells Fargo Center as a technology showcase for the industry. Nine months after retired Comcast Corp. executive Dave Scott took ...

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09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: LED’s bright future

The evolution of LED technology is pointing the spotlight on sports facilities looking to cut energy costs. Light-emitting diodes, the same technology behind video boards at arenas and stadiums, has expanded to include sports lighting over the past two years, beaming its way down to the field of ...

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09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA plans LED demonstration

As the pace quickens for facilities converting to LED sports lighting systems, NBA officials plan to schedule a demonstration of the technology in November. Karen Goldstick, the NBA’s lighting consultant for 20 years and owner of Goldstick Lighting Design of White Plains, N.Y., will help le ...

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09/22/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Cardinals Play Under LED Lights

The NFL Cardinals yesterday became the first NFL team to play a game under LED sports lights. The new system, supplied by Ephesus Lighting, is a six-figure investment paid for by the Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority, the stadium's owner. The technology, an upgrade over traditional metal-halide ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Statues, schooling and ‘HD on steroids’

The 49ers Museum presented by Sony, like the stadium to which it is attached, doesn’t skimp on tech. But it also makes use of artifacts going all the way to the team’s origins in the old All-America Football Conference to take fans through time. In its first month of operation, about ...

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09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: VenueNext looks to expand business

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