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

10/06/08
SportsBusiness Journal: New Meadowlands Stadium just misses ‘green’ certification

Editor's note: This story has been revised from the print edition. The New York Jets’ and Giants’ new stadium will fall just short of national “green” standards, despite the decision early in the $1.7 billion facility’s development not to pursue the designa ...

10/06/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Travel firm books naming rights

The Tampa Bay Lightning has sold naming rights for a large group suite to a sports travel firm that will package its arena ticket inventory for corporate hospitality outings to Florida. Champion Sports Tours, a division of The Travel Authority, signed a five-year deal valued in the mid- ...

Tags: This Week's News

10/06/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Arenas deliver new seats, new eats for fans

With the NBA and NHL seasons approaching, we take a look at facilities improvements around the leagues. Stories by Don Muret TAMPA BAY: Lightning adds a branded suite The new space will mirror the Fifth Third Club, shown here and added last season. The Tampa Bay Lightning ...

Tags: This Week's News

09/29/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Washington State starts third phase of football stadium upgrades

While its larger cross-state rival in Seattle continues its struggle to privately finance a long-awaited $250 million renovation of Husky Stadium , Washington State University is forging ahead with the third phase for improving Martin Stadium , the Pac-10’s smallest facility. Ell ...

09/29/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Kohlberg’s deal with concessionaire Centerplate less than palatab ...

A small shareholder in Centerplate outraged by the terms of Kohlberg & Co.’s takeover of the sports concessionaire is forming a larger group of company investors that could file a class-action lawsuit to try to stop the deal. “I’m going to try to block it,” said financial consultan ...

Tags: This Week's News

09/22/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Cordish in talks to build Las Vegas arena

The city of Las Vegas is in talks with real estate development company the Cordish Co. about building a 20,000-seat sports arena on one of two sites, Mayor Oscar Goodman said last week. Teaming up with the developer could help the city in its efforts to make sure a new Vegas arena is b ...

Tags: This Week's News

09/22/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Standing O2: Some of Berlin arena’s best seats aren’t seats

The new O2 World arena in Berlin has cutting-edge exterior lighting and a swanky lounge exclusive to O2 cell phone users, but it’s the standing-room section for pro hockey games that’s noteworthy, according to project principals. AEG owns and operates the $200 million arena and tenan ...

09/22/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Broncos, Panthers find takers for high-end spaces

In a tougher economy, the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers have seen a bullish market for new club seats behind the end zones, one floor below the upper deck. These renovated, high-end spaces continue to pop up outside of the traditional sideline club seats at NFL facilities as m ...

Tags: This Week's News

09/22/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Facilities industry tries to adapt

Randy Bredar’s weekday lunches with his old sports facility design buddies in Kansas City no longer include discussions about how to keep up with the influx of arena and stadium work. “I’m not getting that question anymore of ‘who do you know that I can hire?’ ” said Bredar, a former de ...

Tags: In-Depth

09/22/08
SportsBusiness Journal: Displays make leap from museums to arena

Comcast-Spectacor has invested $500,000 to upgrade its interactive team displays at Wachovia Center, introducing I-Wall technology that its consultant thinks is the first to be installed at a sports facility. The flat-screen displays, more common at museums, science centers and trave ...

Tags: This Week's News

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug