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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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07/19/12
White House Hosts Sports & Sustainability Event

Several major league execs are scheduled to participate in this morning's White House Event on Sports & Sustainability that is tied to President Obama ’s Better Buildings Initiative, an effort to create more jobs by encouraging private investment to cut energy costs at commercial and ind ...

07/11/12
Nets Sign Sony As Building Partner

The Nets have signed Sony as a building partner at Barclays Center in an extensive deal covering showroom space, permanent signs in the inner bowl and the supplier for the arena’s HDTVs. The four-year deal is valued at seven figures annually, according to sources familiar with the negotiations ...

Tags: Facilities, Sony

06/20/12
Thunder Merch Takes Show On The Road

Chesapeake Energy Arena’s retail provider has been generating significant revenue outside the facility with a mobile unit selling Thunder merchandise in several Oklahoma communities. Gameday Merchandising, which operates the team store inside the arena, bought an old food delivery van and conv ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Oklahoma City Thunder

06/15/12
NHL Kings Break Merchanise Sales Records At Staples

The three Stanley Cup Final games at Staples Center smashed records for merchandise sales at the 13-year-old arena , according to venue Senior VP & GM Lee Zeidman. AEG Merchandising, the facility’s retail concessionaire, sold more than $1.5M in Kings apparel and novelties at the Team L.A. ...

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Facilities

06/14/12
Stanley Cup Final Sets Venue Merch Records

The three Stanley Cup Final games at Staples Center smashed records for merchandise sales at the 13-year-old arena, according to venue Senior VP & GM Lee Zeidman . AEG Merchandising, the facility’s retail concessionaire, sold more than $1.5M in Kings apparel and novelties at the Team L.A. ...

06/13/12
UH Selects Football Stadium Architects

Univ. of Houston officials have selected the team of DLR Group and PageSoutherlandPage to design a new $105M football stadium on campus. The facility will have 40,000 seats, 22 suites, 650 club seats and 200 loge box seats. Future phases could expand the building to 60,000 seats. The stadium, constr ...

05/30/12
Sources: Bobcats' Perry Stepping Down

Dr. Glenn Perry , team doctor for two NBA clubs in Charlotte over the past 25 years, has decided to step down from his current position with the Bobcats to spend more time with his family, according to industry sources. Perry, a Charlotte orthopedist, first served with the Hornets from '88-'02, whe ...

05/14/12
Leiweke Speaks Out On SMG In Oakland Situation

The legal complaint filed by SMG over the selection of AEG to take over operations of the Oakland sports complex drew sharp comments from AEG President & CEO Tim Leiweke. The Joint Power Authority is scheduled to hold a special meeting today where the seven-member board expects to vote agai ...

Tags: Facilities, AEG, SMG, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders

04/24/12
Dempsey's Restaurant To Open At Camden Yards

Dempsey’s Brew Pub & Restaurant officially opens for tonight’s Blue Jays-Orioles game at Camden Yards. Delaware North Sportservice, the Orioles’ concessionaire, operates the restaurant in a partnership with former Orioles C Rick Dempsey . As part of the deal, Dempsey has commi ...

03/28/12
Audi To Sponsor Single-Game Suite At Wrigley

The Cubs have signed a three-year naming-rights deal with Audi for a new single-game suite at Wrigley Field. The Audi Legends Suite, a premium space for 14 people, is situated on the first-base side of the ballpark’s Nuveen Investments Suite Level and provides a view into the Cubs’ dugo ...

Tags: Facilities, Chicago Cubs, Audi

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