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SBD/August 23, 2013/Facilities
Published August 23, 2013
HEALTH CLASS: ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen reported the Buccaneers have treated their practice facility "in an effort to erase any existence of MRSA, a serious staph infection that has sidelined" G Carl Nicks and K Lawrence Tynes. The NFLPA has been "monitoring the extent of MRSA existence within the Bucs facility." Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik said that coach Greg Schiano "informed staff and players of the MRSA problem last week" (ESPN.com, 8/22).
GOING YARD: In N.Y., Lois Weiss reported Forest City Enterprises, the developer of the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, is "looking to sell" 50-80% of its multi-building project. Forest City would "continue to act as developer for the project that is slated to have 14 residential buildings on 22 acres." Barclays Center is "separately owned and operated and not part of the deal" (N.Y. POST, 8/22).
GET IN THE RING: In San Jose, Mike Rosenberg reported Levi's Stadium is a finalist to host WrestleMania XXXI in '15. Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews and 49ers execs next week "are flying to World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters in Connecticut to pitch" WWE Chair & CEO Vince McMahon on the stadium. City leaders and 49ers CEO Jed York two weeks ago "blitzed WWE officials with a presentation at Niners headquarters." The '15 host city will be announced early next year (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 8/21).