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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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BBVA Bancomer Stadium Raising Bar For Mexican Soccer Facilities

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

BBVA Bancomer Stadium, the new home of LigaMX side Club Monterrey, opens Sunday with a friendly against Benfica of Portugal. The $200M stadium, designed by Populous, is the most expensive facility built in Mexico and its amenities are on par with NFL facilities, according to project officials. Priva...

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05/01/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Self-Serve Beer At Kentucky Derby

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