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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Broadmoor Hotel Buys Naming Rights To Colorado Springs Arena

04 / 15 / 14

The Colorado Springs World Arena has signed a 10-year naming-rights deal with the 5-star Broadmoor hotel. The venue’s official name is now the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Financial terms were not disclosed. The old Broadmoor World Arena opened in '38 as part of the hotel and ser...

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02/01/13
Mercedes' Branding Visible On Superdome During SB

The signs and branding tied to Mercedes-Benz, the luxury automaker holding the Superdome’s naming rights, will be visible during the Super Bowl XLVII broadcast on CBS, including the company’s logo on top of the facility’s roof. “The title sponsor for a stadium is something we ...

Tags: Facilities

01/30/13
A-B Named Latest 49ers Founding Partner

The 49ers have signed Anheuser-Busch to a 10-year deal as a founding partner at their new $1.2B stadium in Santa Clara. Financial terms were not disclosed, but founding partner deals at the major league level are valued at seven figures annually. Under the agreement, the brewer’s Bud Light bra ...

Tags: Facilities, Anheuser Busch, San Francisco 49ers

01/30/13
A-B, 49ers Ink Founding Partnership

The 49ers have signed Anheuser-Busch to a 10-year deal as a founding partner at their $1.2B new stadium in Santa Clara. Financial terms were not disclosed, but founding partner deals at the major league level are valued at seven figures annually. Under the agreement, the brewer’s Bud Light bra ...

01/29/13
Buccaneers Sign Aramark As Concessionaire

The Buccaneers have signed Aramark to a long-term deal to operate their food and merchandise at Raymond James Stadium and run the NFL team’s online retail. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Aramark returns to the stadium eight years after the vendor was replaced by Levy Restaurants and Cen ...

01/29/13
Five Firms Could Design Falcons' Venue

Five architects have been shortlisted to design a new $1B stadium for the Falcons, according the Georgia World Congress Center, owner of the proposed facility. The finalists – HKS, Populous, 360 Architecture, Ewing Cole and a group consisting of TVS Design, Heery and Gensler –  ...

01/23/13
49ers Sign NRG As Stadium Founding Partner

The 49ers have signed NRG Energy as a founding partner of their new $1.2B stadium under construction in Santa Clara, set to open in '14. The terms were not immediately disclosed, but typically, founding partner agreements at the major-league level are multiyear deals valued at seven figures annually ...

01/14/13
Dolphins Could Privately Finance Stadium Upgrades

Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said the team has committed to privately finance the majority of a proposed $400M renovation of Sun Life Stadium if state and local leaders approve changes in tax laws to fund the balance of the project. The Dolphins were scheduled to announce details of upgrades to the 25-year ...

Tags: Facilities, Miami Dolphins

01/10/13
Legends, Jamie Oliver Form Joint Venture

Legends Hospitality Management and Jamie Oliver ’s Fabulous Feasts have formed a joint venture in the U.K. and have signed a five-year food contract with EPL club Manchester City, according to Legends officials. The newly-formed company, called Fabulous Fan Fare, will operate concessions, pre ...

01/08/13
BCS Championship Food/Retail Per Cap Up 40%

Last night’s BCS Championship Game produced a combined food and retail per cap of $62 at Sun Life Stadium, a 40% increase over last year’s title game, according to sales numbers provided by Centerplate, the facility’s concessionaire. Centerplate CMO Bob Pascal said that the food an ...

Tags: Facilities, Centerplate

11/29/12
Sources: Hank Abate Leaving SMG

Hank Abate is leaving SMG after spending 20 years with the facility management firm, according to industry sources. His last day on the job is tomorrow, said one source who saw an e-mail from Abate disclosing his departure. Abate most recently served as VP/Arenas, overseeing the operation of ...

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