About The Author

Don Muret

Staff writer Don Muret covers facilities.

Featured Story

Jets & Giants field illustration

What does $1.7B buy in NYC market? Two stadiums in one

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 20 / 10

Early in the New York Giants’ regular-season opener at New Meadowlands Stadium, the boo birds re-emerged after a winter of discontent to voice their displeasure with poor special teams performance by the Men in Blue. The next night, the same chorus could be heard over the Jets’ struggling offense. ...

Read More

Tags: Facilities

More Stories by this Author

SportsBusiness Journal: Quick-change Superdome cashes in

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome completed the busiest stretch in the stadium’s 37-year history, setting food service records for the Allstate BCS National Championship Game to close a remarkable run of four high-profile football games over nine days. From Jan. 1 to Jan. 9, the dome played host ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Journal: Facility execs sound off

We asked executives in the sports facilities industry to identify the trends they’re watching and to give their predictions on where the industry is headed. The following are highlights of what they had to say. Food/concessions Marc Bruno President Aramark Sports & Entertai ...

Tags: In-Depth

SportsBusiness Daily: 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 ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Leiweke sees another busy year for AEG

Selling Farmers Field naming rights was AEG’s top headline for 2011 but by no means the company’s only story to tell. President and CEO Tim Leiweke says several new projects mean the pace won’t be slowing down in 2012. It has been nearly a year since the announcement of AEG Glob ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Daily: Bobcats To Honor ABA Cougars This Season

The Bobcats will celebrate the region's ABA history by wearing retro Carolina Cougars jerseys for five games this season, according to industry sources. The promo is tied to a league-wide campaign in which NBA teams such as the Bobcats and Clippers will honor the local ABA heritage over the course ...

Tags: Franchises, Charlotte Hornets

SportsBusiness Journal: 49ers' top-dollar suites sold out

Legends Sales and Marketing has sold all 22 owners suites for the San Francisco 49ers’ proposed stadium, the highest-priced skyboxes in the venue. Those deals, priced at $500,000 annually, are part of the $197 million in suite revenue committed so far to help finance the $1 billion project, ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Journal: Austin naming rights for sale

A minor league arena outside Austin, Texas, and operated by Tom Hicks has hired Shamrock Sports & Entertainment to sell the facility’s naming rights. Cedar Park Center is home to the Texas Stars hockey team, as well as a ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Daily: Gameday Merchandise Signs Hockey Canada

Gameday Merchandising has signed a five-year deal with Hockey Canada to sell merchandise at all of its amateur hockey events in Canada through '16. The agreement covers the International Ice Hockey Federation world junior and women’s world championships and Canada’s national age group co ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Daily: BBVA Compass, Dynamo Ink Naming Rights Deal

The MLS Dynamo have sold naming rights to BBVA Compass Bank for their new stadium in a deal valued at $20M over 10 years, according to a source tied to the negotiations. The international bank gets its name on the stadium plus branding opportunities inside the 22,000-seat facility, including the cha ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Bobcats outsource ticket sales

The Charlotte Bobcats have outsourced ticket sales to fill a staffing void left by the NBA lockout. As part of its whirlwind 30-day “back-to-business” plan, the Bobcats signed a short-term deal with Get Real Sports Sales of Indianapolis. Jake Vernon, the company’s president, is ...

Tags: Franchises

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug