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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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Rogers looks to fill some suites

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12/06/04
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12/06/04
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11/29/04
Arena managers study Palace melee

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Tags: Basketball, Ellerbe Becket, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Portland Trail Blazers

11/22/04
IFG, HOK to assess ballpark

International Facilities Group and HOK Sport will spend the next several months analyzing Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix to determine what’s necessary to keep the MLB facility on par with other venues of its kind built in the last six years. The Maricopa County Stadium District owns the home ...

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Football, Hockey, HOK Inc., Phoenix Coyotes

11/22/04
Leiweke-Romani link leads to new firm

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11/22/04
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Tags: AutoZone, eBay, FedEx Corp., Hockey, HOK Inc., Memphis Grizzlies, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning

11/15/04
UHL eyes Chicago-area arena

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11/15/04
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11/08/04
Cowboys now turn to details

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Football, HKS Inc., Hunt Sports Group, MLB, NFL, Texas Rangers

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