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Ditching ’burbs for Detroit

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 12 / 05 / 16

Little Caesars Arena will look like the Pistons’ home and not the Red Wings’ for NBA games, part of the plan for the two franchises to both play in a building that the Red Wings have developed. Photo by: D...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Venues become quick-change artists

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SportsBusiness Journal: Earthquakes focus on food

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SportsBusiness Daily: IAVM Names Brad Mayne President & CEO

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SportsBusiness Daily: Vikings Sign New Stadium Sponsor

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SportsBusiness Journal: GilmanSound and Maloof Sports partner

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SportsBusiness Journal: Hershkowitz shifts ‘green’ focus to Europe

Allen Hershkowitz, co-founder of the influential Green Sports Alliance, has resigned as the group’s president to focus on expanding its mission internationally. His departure becomes official Thursday, the final day of the Green Sports Summit, the group’s annual conference, which is i ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Green Sports' Hershkowitz Resigns As President

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SportsBusiness Journal: 4Topps a hit for Braves premium

The Atlanta Braves have taken a premium-seat concept they first tested at Turner Field and turned it into a hot commodity at SunTrust Park. The four-seat terrace tables, produced by 4Topps, are baseball’s spin on the loge box concept, and have been a big hit for the Braves. It took on ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Braves’ Schiller-Plant duo gives 200%

Mike Plant and Derek Schiller have been joined at the hip with the Atlanta Braves for about 13 years. The Braves hired both men in November 2003, and their connection has grown stronger over the three years they’ve spent developing a new ballpark and mixed-use development. Plant oversees th ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Mortenson's use of VR

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