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Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Broadmoor Hotel Buys Naming Rights To Colorado Springs Arena

04 / 15 / 14

The Colorado Springs World Arena has signed a 10-year naming-rights deal with the 5-star Broadmoor hotel. The venue’s official name is now the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Financial terms were not disclosed. The old Broadmoor World Arena opened in '38 as part of the hotel and ser...

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SMI Unveils $4M In CMS Upgrades

Speedway Motorsports Inc. officials today unveiled $4M in upgrades to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Among the improvements are “The Hub,” a new private infield compound, and Champions Pavilion, a premium, all-inclusive indoor/outdoor ticket package. "The Hub" encompasses individual sites for ...

Adidas To Sponsor Nets Team Store At Barclays

The Nets have signed a three-year deal with adidas to sponsor the team store at Barclays Center, the NBA club’s new arena opening in September. The Nets Shop by adidas is the sportswear company’s first store in Brooklyn, N.Y.’s largest borough with more than 2.6 million residents. ...

Tags: Facilities, Brooklyn Nets

AEG Entertaining China Clients In L.A.

A group of 15 clients from AEG China are in L.A. this weekend to tour Staples Center, L.A. Live and attend Sunday’s Grammy Awards at the arena. The corporate partners represent, among others, Mastercard, Coca-Cola and Moet Hennessy – three sponsors at arenas in Beijing and Shanghai. Mast ...

Centerplate Sees $88.44 Per Cap At Super Bowl

Lucas Oil Stadium concessionaire Centerplate reported a food and beverage per cap of $88.44 for Super Bowl XLVI. The per cap covers sales in general concessions and premium areas, reflecting total spending of more than $6M on food and drink for paid attendance of 68,658. The average spend falls in l ...

Padres-Verizon Deal Bringing Wi-Fi To Petco

The Padres have signed a long-term deal with Verizon Wireless that will bring wi-fi to Petco Park and upgrade the facility to meet the needs of 4G technology. The agreement, spanning more than 10 years and valued in the high-six to low-seven figures annually, is part of a larger technology platform ...

Royals Plan Solar Project At Ballpark

The Royals will announce today a new solar energy project for the coming season at Kauffman Stadium. In an effort to promote green technology, the MLB club will install 120 solar panels on the outfield canopy spanning the foul poles. The project is tied to the Royals’ partnership with local ut ...

Sodexo Gets F1 Track's Food Service Contract

Circuit of the Americas officials are expected to announce today that Sodexo has signed a long-term food service contract at the F1 track under construction in Austin. The Maryland-based company has a major presence in town at Univ. of Texas sports facilities. Sodexo operates concessions and premium ...

Centerplate Signs Deal With Farm Aid Around SB

Centerplate has signed a deal with Farm Aid to benefit the group’s food network at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. The partnership calls for Centerplate, the food provider at Lucas Oil Stadium, to donate $2 for every bowl of red beef chili, green pork chili and vegetarian white bean chili it ...

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FC Dallas Signs Deal With Legends Hospitality

FC Dallas has signed a 15-year deal with Legends Hospitality Management to operate concessions and premium dining at FC Dallas Stadium. The concessions company, co-owned by the Cowboys, takes over today at the seven-year-old facility, where Centerplate and Sodexo previously managed food se ...

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Kevin Love Giving Away T'Wolves Tickets

T’Wolves F Kevin Love will pay for up to 1,000 tickets for the team’s home game against the Pistons next week under a promotion he announced on his Twitter account Thursday night. Fans who buy tickets to Monday’s Kings-T’Wolves game at Target Center can get free tickets i ...

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