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

10/05/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Giants consider dynamic pricing for all of AT&T Park

The San Francisco Giants’ dynamic pricing program at AT&T Park proved to be such a success in 2009, the club says, that it is exploring the possibility of expanding the system to the entire ballpark for 2010. The Giants say they generated $500,000 in incremental ticket revenue after ...

10/05/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Ellerbe negotiating with Kansas for Gridiron Club contract

Ellerbe Becket and JE Dunn Construction are on track to design and build a $34 million premium club at the University of Kansas’ Memorial Stadium . The two firms were the school’s consultants developing the addition, called the Gridiron Club, a 3,000-seat expansion on the stadium’ ...

10/05/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Blues building second party suite, expand arena retail store

The St. Louis Blues are building a second party suite on the main concourse at Scottrade Center to meet demand for group sales. SCP Worldwide, the organization that owns the Blues, invested in the high six figures to develop the 1,328-square-foot space. The cost also covers the arena ...

09/28/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Star power

Some people think of Cowboys Stadium like a next-generation cell phone, modern design paired with cutting-edge technology, says Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. If that’s the case, say hello to the baddest PDA on the planet. In leaping ahead of the curve, Jones and his family have de ...

09/28/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Cowboys aren’t the only ones upgrading scoreboards in Dallas

American Airlines Center officials are exploring opportunities to showcase their new center-hung LED scoreboard beyond Stars and Mavericks games and other events at the Dallas arena. The $11 million video and audio system, the first 1080-pixel high-definition display at an NBA or NHL ...

09/21/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Gophers’ golden moment

The defining image from college football’s return to the University of Minnesota campus came during the opening night’s pregame ceremonies at TCF Bank Stadium. At midfield, there stood Bud Grant, the old Vikings coach and a nine-time letter winner, among the few living Gophers footba ...

09/21/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Effort under way for ballparks to share energy data

A small group of Major League Baseball stadium managers is beating the drum for all 30 of the league’s ballparks to participate in a benchmarking program for energy and water consumption. Their goal is to set new standards across baseball to serve as a primer for cutting costs and saving ...

Tags: In-Depth

09/21/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Arenas taking close look at LEED certification

More NBA and NHL teams are showing interest in LEED after Philips Arena in Atlanta and AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami became the big leagues’ first two indoor buildings certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ...

Tags: In-Depth

09/21/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Minnesota alcohol ban could make suite renewals tougher

The decision to prohibit alcohol sales at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium could affect Gopher Sports Properties ’ ability to renew suites for basketball and hockey. The firm, part of Learfield Sports , holds the rights to sell 19 “barnlofts” at Williams Arena , wher ...

09/21/09
SportsBusiness Journal: Bringing green to life

Green isn’t the most sexy topic in sports facility development. But for pro teams, colleges and municipalities going down the path to sustainability, grass roofs, solar panels and the sites themselves can lead to long-term savings and reduce their buildings’ impact on the environment. Here ...

Tags: In-Depth

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug