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In K.C., Adam Teicher writes while the Chiefs have only one more year on the contract to hold training camp at Missouri Western State Univ., judging from the way coach Andy Reid “raved about the treatment the Chiefs received, they’ll be back for camp in 2015 and beyond.” Reid said, “The university and the setup here, they’ve been phenomenal. The people here, I can’t say enough good things about them. These fields are incredible. The food is unbelievable. The people that take care of the rooms for the players, they’re clean and they make your bed for you. They do everything for you. It’s quite a setup” (K.C. STAR, 8/15).

HORSES FOR COURSES: In Denver, Matthew Patane reports the Broncos are "moving forward with plans to build an indoor practice facility and hope to have it ready sometime in the 2014 season." The facility "will be built next to" the Broncos' Dove Valley HQs. The Broncos have previously said that they were "considering building an indoor facility but had said little about the timing for the project" (DENVER POST, 8/15).

BEANTOWN BASHES: Musicians Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Paul McCartney, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake have all played at Fenway Park this summer, but Red Sox officials said that “those concerts make the Red Sox less money than a regular season sellout.” Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy: "The notion that these concerts are highly lucrative is wrong. Yes, we make some money, but the real value is celebrating Fenway and a variety of acts during these special summer shows" (GAMMONSDAILY.com, 8/12).

OF JAYS & HUSKERS: In Omaha, Erin Golden noted CenturyLink Center yesterday unveiled its $6M upgrade, which includes a new "scoreboard, new digital ribbon panels, a second large video display and a new, state-of-the art control room." Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority officials said that the updated technology will "make for a dramatically different experience" for Creighton Univ. basketball, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha hockey and the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials (OMAHA.com, 8/14).
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