About The Author

Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

Featured Story

At Rapids’ club, members now have their own liquor lockers

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

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...

Read More

Tags: Facilities

More Stories by this Author

03/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Ballpark eager to start upgrades

Ask Ernie Banks about Wrigley Field’s place in sports history, and the greatest living ex-Cub puts the ballpark on equal footing with the Seven Wonders of the World. “It could be like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon with the [outfield ivy] vines,” said Banks, who played 19 years ...

Tags: Wrigley Field at 100, Facilities

03/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: St. Louis: Beyond the ballpark’s walls

Come Opening Day, St. Louis Cardinals fans can taste the closest thing to the homemade tomato soup that team president Bill DeWitt III enjoyed as a kid growing up in Cincinnati. It won’t be served at Busch Stadium, though. Delaware North Sportservice, the ballpark’s concessionaire, ha ...

Tags: Facilities

03/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Baseball only part of story

During its first 100 years of operation, Wrigley Field has played host to NFL and college football games, soccer, ice hockey, boxing, rodeo, the Harlem Globetrotters, the circus, opera, movie nights, rock concerts and even ski jumping. “There’s so much more to it than just baseball,&r ...

Tags: Wrigley Field at 100, Facilities

03/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Reds belly up to the craft beer trend

The Cincinnati Reds are the latest major league team to cash in on the craft brew craze at sports facilities. This season, Delaware North Sportservice, their food provider, is opening the new Reds Brewery District, an 85-foot-long bar at Great American Ballpark. The bar, situated on the main con ...

Tags: Facilities

03/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Their first visits

Tom Ricketts Cubs chairman “I grew up in Omaha, Neb. My first game at Wrigley, I was going into my senior year in high school. I was in town that summer with a group of people, and it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon. I just remember, ‘This is a really special place.’ Year ...

Tags: Wrigley Field at 100, Facilities

03/21/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Renovated Team Store At Rangers' Ballpark

MLB Rangers concessionaire Delaware North Sportservice has renovated the main team store at Globe Life Park to feature a new Oakley-branded kiosk, where fans can buy sunglasses and customize them with the team’s logo on the lens. The store upgrades, a $500,000 investment paid for by Sportservi ...

Tags: Texas Rangers, Facilities

03/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Upgrades will bring Peoria up to speed

Twenty years ago this month, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners launched the trend of two-team spring training facilities when the Peoria Sports Complex opened in Phoenix’s West Valley. The concept caught on: There are now five two-team spring training parks in Arizona and another in ...

Tags: Facilities

03/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Amenities help Salt River draw big

The most expensive spring training facility in baseball is also one of the most fan-friendly venues in the Cactus League. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the $200 million spring home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, opened in February 2011, and the ballpark’s first thre ...

Tags: Facilities

03/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: At Camelback, flexibility to serve teams

The first Monday in March brought sunny skies back to Phoenix after heavy weekend rains canceled three spring training games and cut short three others. It was a beautiful day for baseball, but early in the Cactus League season, some ballparks struggle to draw fans. Camelback Ranch, shared by the ...

Tags: Facilities

03/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Bringing the Friendly Confines to the desert

The Chicago Cubs’ vision was to create “Wrigley Field West” at their new Arizona spring training facility. With Cubs Park, they got it done for $84 million. The investment covers the 65,000-square-foot Under Armour Performance Center next door to the ballpark, containing the Cub ...

Tags: Facilities

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug