Mesa officials will meet with the new owners of the Chicago Cubs and present a list of potential spring-training-facility sites.
Mesa officials will meet with the new owners of the Chicago Cubs and present a list of potential spring-training-facility sites to replace HoHoKam Park and Fitch Park.
The Cubs are now under the control of the Ricketts family. The meeting was actually in the works before the Ricketts took control of the team yesterday, but it now has higher prominence with the change at the top.
Naples (Fl.) officials have made a lot of noise about luring the Cubs to the Grapefruit League, but have not yet presented any sort of plan — financial or otherwise. Mesa, meanwhile, has been working with the Cubs for several months on a HoHoKam Park replacement; in addition, the Gila River Indian Community is pitching the team on a move to a new complex on tribal land in Chandler. We're told by insiders once again that the Cubs continue to see Mesa as the number-one option for a new complex.
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