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Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Levy Restaurants Adds Automated Mixed Drink Systems To Venues

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 28 / 15

Levy Restaurants, food provider for the Kentucky Derby, is taking the next step for DIY beverage systems at sports venues. The Chicago-based concessionaire announced today the installation of automated mixed drink systems at several major league facilities it serves, including the 16 owners suites a...

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SportsBusiness Daily: York-Backed VenueNext Seeks New Business

Palo Alto-based firm VenueNext, which developed the technology at Levi’s Stadium, today officially announced the pursuit of new business tied to its mobile platform. The Yorks , who own the 49ers, have financially backed VenueNext through the family’s Aurum Partners LLC investment firm. ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Braves-SunTrust Deal Worth $10M-Plus

The Braves' 25-year naming-rights deal with SunTrust Banks for the club's new ballpark in Cobb County is worth in excess of $10M per year, according to sources. The sum would be comparable to the 20-year, $220M naming-rights deal the 49ers signed with Levi's for their new stadium and would represe ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Staples upgrades retractable seating

Staples Center officials are spending a big chunk of money to upgrade the retractable seating system at one of sports’ busiest arenas. The $4 million investment by AEG, the arena’s owner and operator, tops the list of several renovations at a facility turning 15 years old next month, ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Pepsi Promo Offers Fans Free 49ers Tix

PepsiCo, the official soft drink for Levi's Stadium, is launching a retail promotion for fans to win free tickets to 49ers home games this season. As part of the sponsor's activation on the Pepsi Fan Deck, an outdoor space at the top of the stadium in the north end, there are two structures designed ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, PepsiCo, San Francisco 49ers

SportsBusiness Daily: Vikes Around 20,000 Seat Licenses For New Stadium

The Vikings have sold about 20,000 seat licenses for their new stadium, surpassing the halfway point for the $125M marketing campaign. Through the first six months of sales, Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, the Vikings’ sales agency, has sold more than $62.5M in Stadium Builders Lic ...

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

SportsBusiness Journal: Waterfront home keys development

A few hours before Baylor’s first football game at McLane Stadium, school tradition got a novel addition as the team walked across a footbridge to its gleaming new facility. Below the bridge on the Brazos River, the waterway running through Waco and past the front door for the school’ ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Construction makes a comeback

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SportsBusiness Journal: Baylor makes most of riverside location

Baylor University has introduced its own version of “sailgating” alongside McLane Stadium on the Brazos River. For its first college football game on a scorching Sunday afternoon in Waco, vessels ranging from speedboats to inflatable rafts docked along the stadium’s east side, m ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Penn State To Debut Video Boards

Penn State debuts new video boards at Beaver Stadium Saturday for the school’s game against Akron. The two screens situated in the two end zones were produced by Lighthouse Technologies in conjunction with ANC Sports Enterprises at a cost of $10M. ANC Sports is responsible for installing, ...

SportsBusiness Journal: 360 execs see growth with HOK

HOK’s purchase of 360 Architecture is another example of the thinning ranks of stand-alone companies in sports facility development, as smaller firms sell to larger entities to expand business and form an exit strategy for senior leadership. ...

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