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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Oilers Sign Aramark As Food Provider At New Rogers Place Arena

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 15

The Oilers have signed Aramark as the food provider for Rogers Place, the team's new $480M arena opening in fall '16. The five-year deal covers all aspects of food service including general concessions, suite catering and club-level dining. The agreement follows Aramark consulting with the Oilers to...

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