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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Hornets Sign Live Nation To Book Concerts, Events At Arena

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 20 / 14

The Hornets have signed Live Nation to a multiyear deal to book concerts and other special events at Time Warner Cable Arena, said team President & COO Fred Whitfield . The agreement coincides with the Hornets signing an extension with Ticketmaster as the arena's ticketing provider. Live Nation...

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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

SportsBusiness Journal: Mittleman, Bruno rise at Aramark

Carl Mittleman has been named president of Aramark Sports and Entertainment, one of the top four concessionaires in sports. Mittleman, 38, replaces Marc Bruno, who was promoted to chief operating officer of Aramark’s sports, leisure and corrections group. Both moves come after Chris Hackem, ...

Tags: Aramark, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, NCAA, Creative Artists Agency, Facilities

SportsBusiness Journal: Fuller leaves AECOM for Delaware North

Delaware North Sportservice has hired Brett Fuller as its new vice president of business development. For the past seven years, Fuller served as director of business development for AECOM, a Kansas City-based sports architect. Previously, Fuller worked as Sprint’s senior manager of corporat ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Qualcomm To Supply Hardware At MLB Venues

MLBAM has selected Qualcomm Retail Solutions to supply iBeacon hardware tied to the rollout of location-based technology at 20 ballparks this season. Using Qualcomm’s Gimbal proximity beacons built and configured to Apple’s iBeacon specifications, fans can access the technology by using ...

SportsBusiness Journal: AEG sues Legends, Mirhashemi

AEG has filed suit against Legends and its president and chief operating officer, Shervin Mirhashemi, in part over Legends’ recent hiring of ex-AEG sales executive Mike Tomon. The complaint, filed Feb. 11 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges breach of contract by Mirhashemi tied to ...

Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Daily: Legends Hires AEG's Mike Tomon

Legends has hired former AEG Senior VP/Global Partnerships  Mike Tomon as its President of North American Sports & Events. Tomon will work closely with Legends’ global planning, sales and hospitality groups to identify new business opportunities, coordinate sales strategies and ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Vikings put game-day feel into center

The Minnesota Vikings open a preview center this week that takes season-ticket holders through a Disney-like experience tied to the field-level club at the team’s new $975 million stadium. Starting Wednesday, sales agency Van Wagner Group starts marketing the venue’s 98 suites, 8,000 ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Daily: Falcons Hire Jenkins To Run New Venue

The Falcons have hired Safeco Field VP/Ballpark Operations SCOTT JENKINS to operate their new $1B facility opening in '17. Jenkins had been running the Mariners’ ballpark for just over seven years. The Wisconsin native previously managed Lincoln Financial Field, Miller Park and the Univ. of ...

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, People and Pop Culture

SportsBusiness Journal: Competing views on video boards

The two groups operating most NASCAR tracks differ in their philosophy for video boards. Speedway Motorsports Inc. has drawn attention over the past four years for installing two of the “world’s largest televisions,” starting in 2011 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In March, an eve ...

Tags: In-Depth, Motorsports

SportsBusiness Journal: Catching up on connectivity

Tracks that host NASCAR events are in the same boat as other major league facilities, partnering with cellular carriers and other companies to upgrade connectivity at their venues. Both International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. are installing new distributed antenna systems and W ...

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