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SBJ In-Depth: Facilities - Concessions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

These are not your father’s sports concessions. Food and beverage companies in sports have stepped up their game, offering a wider variety of sports staples like hot dogs, pizza and nachos while attracting fans with more discerning tastes by offering vegetarian, organic and gourmet offerings f...

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