Event Description: Gold Nuggets
Source: United Press International
Former Denver Broncos running back Larry Canada has begun talks with officials of the Denver Gold of the U.S. Football League.
Canada visited the Gold earlier in the week for discussions with Coach Red Miller and owner Ray Blanding.
“We're happy to have Larry visit the office and get things started,” said Miller, who coached Canada during his four years as coach of the Broncos. “It's the first session we've had with Canada and we'll be talking more with him in the days ahead. I'd love to have him because I know what he can do.”
Gold owner Ray Blanding said 23,000 season tickets have been sold as of the end of September.
“A lot of them were on the basis of 50 percent down payment,” Blanding added. “But we've taken in a million dollars in cash. That's way ahead of what other USFL teams have reported, although I guess that Tampa Bay has sold around 13,000 tickets.”
Blanding said the details of an agreement for rental of Mile High Stadium (capacity 75,123) have been worked out, although the contract is not signed. Under the terms, the team will pay the city 8 percent of ticket sales -- the same as the Broncos.
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