One of the biggest ballpark deals to come down the pike in recent months has been announced, as Populous landed the contract to design the new Chicago Cubs spring-training facility in Mesa, Arizona, while Hunt Construction will build it.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith made the announcement today.
About $84 million is budgeted for the spring complex itself; another $15 million will be used for infrastructure. The new spring-training facility is now slated to open for Spring Training 2014.
Populous has designed several spring-training facilities in recent years, including Goodyear Ballpark and Surprise Stadium, and also oversaw past renovations to HoHoKam Park.
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