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Don Muret

Staff writer Don Muret covers facilities.

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

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. ...

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‘Smart card’ start pleases Rams

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11/24/03
New Arenas: Cambria County War Memorial Arena

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11/24/03
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Tags: Ellerbe Becket, FedEx Corp., Levy Restaurants, NFL, Phoenix Coyotes, SMG

11/24/03
New Arenas: Ricoh Coliseum

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Tags: AHL, Centerplate, Hockey, SMG

11/24/03
Colleges, minors drive arena tab

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Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Ellerbe Becket, Hockey, HOK Inc., NBA, NHL

11/17/03
Rockets align with Vertical Alliance

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11/17/03
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Tags: Baseball, Compaq Computer Corp., HOK Inc., Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Levy Restaurants, NBA, SMG, Toyota Motor Corp.

11/10/03
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Tags: Forty Under 40, HOK Inc.

11/10/03
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Tags: Delaware North Cos., Forty Under 40, Sportservice-Fan Zone

11/10/03
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