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Mesa: Cubs, ASU must put aside differences on ballpark lease

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New Cubs spring-training complex

Mesa officials don't want the ASU Sun Devils to abandon the idea of sharing a new spring-training facility with the Chicago Cubs, so they are initiating talks between the two sides.

You can read the full story at our sister site, Spring Training Online. The basic issue: Arizona State thought it had a deal to put the Sun Devils baseball program in the Chicago Cubs spring-training facility in 2014 (and going to the point of putting Packard Stadium land on the market), only to see the Cubs propose changes to the agreement. In response, ASU officials started shopping around for a new home, which could be Phoenix Muni if the A's leave.

Rendering courtesy of City of Mesa.

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