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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Staples Center upgrades retractable seating

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 15 / 14

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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