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Volume 24 No. 117
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Facility Notes

In Denver, Steve Raabe reported the Broncos are "converting a handful of suites at Sports Authority Field at Mile High to smaller units with longer-term commitments." Four boxes on the fourth level that seat 17-20 people "are being reconfigured to 10 smaller suites that will seat from six to 10 patrons." Broncos Exec Dir of Media Relations Patrick Smyth said that those suites are "sold out for this season at a price of $60,000 each." He added that work is "underway and will be finished" before the regular-season opener against the Ravens on Sept. 5 (, 8/22).

HEALTH CLASS:'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" (, 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).