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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NHRA looks to Paciolan to tune up ticketing at seven tracks

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 20 / 14

T he National Hot Rod Association has signed a five-year deal with Paciolan to improve ticketing operations for seven drag racing facilities. The agreement covers four NHRA-owned tracks — Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.; Atlanta ...

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08/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily: HOK Acquires 360 Architecture For Undisclosed Price

HOK has acquired 360 Architecture, designer of new facilities for the Falcons, Oilers, Earthquakes and Red Wings, among other major league projects. The purchase price was not disclosed. Both companies are privately held. HOK has 1,600 employees working in 23 cities globally and reported $400M ...

Tags: Facilities, HOK Sports, 360 Architecture

08/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Legends Exits Nassau Coliseum Project

Legends Hospitality has withdrawn as an equity partner of Forest City Ratner in the $229M redevelopment of Nassau Coliseum, according to Legends officials. The split comes as the result of an apparent disagreement over whether Legends would take over the food service at Barclays Center. The Islander ...

08/18/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Browns’ raise profile for sponsors

The new fan decks at FirstEnergy Stadium will push brand exposure to a much higher level for Cleveland Browns sponsors Bud Light and Ford. The first phase of a two-year, $120 million renovation — scheduled to be revealed this week, prior to the Browns’ first preseason home game &mdash ...

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08/11/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Refined hospitality, a Lambeau leap away

A Wisconsin sports marketer has brought a new kind of premium NFL hospitality to the Green Bay Packers’ neighborhood. Good Karma Brands, which owns ESPN Radio affiliates in Madison, Milwaukee and Cleveland, had been looking for a way to expand its business beyond radio, CEO Craig Karmazin s ...

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08/11/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground

A 90-year-old Chicago brand with historical ties to Wrigley Field has taken over crowd management at another high-profile sports venue: AT&T Stadium . The Dallas Cowboys signed Andy Frain Services to a five-year deal covering both gam ...

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08/11/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Devils check in with Ritz

The New Jersey Devils have turned to one of the world’s top luxury brands — Ritz-Carlton — to help them improve customer service and leadership skills at Prudential Center. Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, a 15-year-old enterprise run by the five-star hospitality firm, signed a d ...

Tags: Franchises

08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: AECOM, Hunt deal forms facility behemoth

AECOM’s acquisition of Hunt Construction Group has formed a blockbuster operation in sports facility development that can now pitch an integrated design-build model that seeks to minimize financial risk for potential clients. Last week’s announcement of the acquisition surprised ...

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08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground

T he Portland Timbers have a plan to increase stadium capacity by eliminating 6,000 fixed seats tied to their supporters group at Providence Park . The theory behind the project: Addition by subtraction at a sold-out facility with a waiting li ...

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground

T he Colorado Rapids’ alcohol sales have multiplied after the team introduced new liquor lockers as a club amenity at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park . Taking a cue from a Denver steakhouse, the Rapids had 80 custom lockers built for al ...

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: 49ers look to personalize entry process

The San Francisco 49ers have developed their own self-service ticket scanning system they say will make entering Levi’s Stadium a more efficient — and more personal — experience. The system, called Kezar, is connected to the team’s new mobile application for Levi’s S ...

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