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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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At Rapids’ club, members now have their own liquor lockers

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 28 / 14

T he Colorado Rapids’ alcohol sales have multiplied after the team introduced new liquor lockers as a club amenity at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park . Taking a cue from a Denver steakhouse, the Rapids had 80 custom lockers built for al...

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