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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 31 / 14

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08/11/14
Refined hospitality, a Lambeau leap away

A Wisconsin sports marketer has brought a new kind of premium NFL hospitality to the Green Bay Packers’ neighborhood. Good Karma Brands, which owns ESPN Radio affiliates in Madison, Milwaukee and Cleveland, had been looking for a way to expand its business beyond radio, CEO Craig Karmazin s ...

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08/11/14
Breaking Ground

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08/04/14
AECOM, Hunt deal forms facility behemoth

AECOM’s acquisition of Hunt Construction Group has formed a blockbuster operation in sports facility development that can now pitch an integrated design-build model that seeks to minimize financial risk for potential clients. Last week’s announcement of the acquisition surprised ...

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08/04/14
Breaking Ground

T he Portland Timbers have a plan to increase stadium capacity by eliminating 6,000 fixed seats tied to their supporters group at Providence Park . The theory behind the project: Addition by subtraction at a sold-out facility with a waiting li ...

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07/28/14
Breaking Ground

T he Colorado Rapids’ alcohol sales have multiplied after the team introduced new liquor lockers as a club amenity at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park . Taking a cue from a Denver steakhouse, the Rapids had 80 custom lockers built for al ...

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07/28/14
49ers look to personalize entry process

The San Francisco 49ers have developed their own self-service ticket scanning system they say will make entering Levi’s Stadium a more efficient — and more personal — experience. The system, called Kezar, is connected to the team’s new mobile application for Levi’s S ...

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07/21/14
COTA hires new concessionaire

Three months before the third annual U.S. Grand Prix takes place in Austin, Texas, Circuit of the Americas has hired a new concessionaire. Ryan Sanders Sports Services, in-house food provider at the Class AAA ballpark Dell Diamond, has signed a 10-year deal to run general concessions and premium ...

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07/21/14
Sports venues go for variety

Dark days are the bane of a sports facility’s existence. Major league tenants can fill only so many dates at arenas, and for NFL stadiums and racetracks, the gap extends much wider between primary events. The key to plugging those holes and keeping revenue flowing is special events. Arenas ...

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07/21/14
Magic hires manager for project

The Orlando Magic has hired a familiar face to manage its $200 million mixed-use development next to Amway Center. Robert Rayborn served as Turner Construction’s project manager for developing Amway Center. He has accepted a similar role with the Magic to oversee the design and construction ...

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07/21/14
Breaking Ground

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