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Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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How Greensboro Coliseum Complex turned a $625K outbuilding into a great NBA D-League home court

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 20 / 17

The first-year Greensboro Swarm has filled a niche in this basketball-rich community. It’s due in part to the Fieldhouse, formerly a small, nondescript building next to the Greensboro Coliseum that’s been transformed into a cozy NBA D-League home court. On a 70-degree Saturday afterno...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsors embrace the art of activation

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SportsBusiness Journal: A big entrance for Vikings fans

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SportsBusiness Daily: Falcons Lock Up Stadium Financing Plan

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SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Hornets' new wings

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SportsBusiness Daily: Belmont, Saratoga Apps To Integrate VenueNext

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SportsBusiness Journal: Breaking Ground: Sun Devil clubs

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SportsBusiness Journal: New era, big money, today’s NFL

In the same week that an old-guard owner’s name came off one NFL stadium, the name of a company tied to music and casinos went atop another. As the NFL evolves, one thing remains constant: The money just keeps rolling in. In Buffalo, the decision by Bills owners Terry and Kim P ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bills To Announce Stadium Naming Rights

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dolphins Sell Stadium Naming Rights To Hard Rock

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