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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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Cubs renew deals with Levy, Ovations

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08/05/13
Can facilities keep up with wireless?

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08/05/13
Tech talk: Wireless upgrades

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08/05/13
Well-connected companies

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07/15/13
Legends eyes global, naming rights with hire

Legends officials expect Shervin Mirhashemi to take the lead on expanding the company’s international business and to strengthen its position in the naming-rights space. Last week, Legends announced Mirhashemi would become the firm’s ...

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07/15/13
USTA seeks Ashe stadium roof by 2016

The U.S. Tennis Association has established a potential timeline that calls for building an operable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium by August 2016, one year earlier than past estimates. The schedule is part of a request for qualification for owner representative services issued by the USTA Billie ...

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07/01/13
The shape of roofs to come

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07/01/13
Daytona to showcase amenities

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06/24/13
Networks push further into 4K

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