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Facilities try out their green thumb

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 29 / 15

It takes more than a hot dog and a beer to please fans these days, and venue operators are seeking to keep up with the growing desire for healthier, locally based food while also helping the environment with sustainability practices that reduce water and energy usage, promote recycling and compostin...

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