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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Veritix-AXS merger means new opportunities for AEG buildings

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 29 / 15

T he merger of ticketing companies Veritix and AXS brings new marketing resources to AEG Facilities , a leading operator of arenas and stadiums worldwide. About four years ago, AEG corporate formed AXS to compete against Ticketmaster . Si...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Marc Appleman

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Rojo Hospitality Group, operating its first Super Bowl, reported a food and drink per cap of $72.14 for the Super Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. It’s a record number for the building, which opened in 2006. By comparison, the 2014 Super Bowl produced a record per cap of $94.60 at Met ...

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02/06/15
SportsBusiness Daily: ReplyBuy Reaches Deal With Kentucky

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02/05/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Rojo Sets Venue Record With Super Bowl Per Caps

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SportsBusiness Journal: Dolphins boxes to offer comforts of home

The Miami Dolphins will introduce a new premium seat product at Sun Life Stadium this fall that can best be described as loge boxes on steroids. The spacious living room boxes, part of the stadium’s two-year renovation costing more than $400 million, make up the 72 Club, named after 1972&rs ...

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