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Yes, it’s spring: Part 2

Your second sign of spring today: the Chicago Cubs are preparing for the official opening of Cubs Park tomorrow. Here’s your teaser: a personalized marquee. We’ll have more on the new Mesa ballpark tomorrow. Let’s just say for now that it’s a great addition to the spring-training lineup in Mesa: with great food, lots of […]

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Cubs Park unveiled to the public

Big opening day for Cubs Park Saturday, as an open house attracted 30,000 fans interested in learning more about the new spring training home of the Chicago Cubs. Naturally, we have a full story on our sister site, Spring Training Online. Reaction from those visiting the facility was generally good, though it appears fans are […]

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Mesa won’t bond for new spring-training museum — but project lives on

Mesa (Az.) officials decided to go ahead with a $130-million bond issue for city projects, but funding for a new spring-training museum won’t be part of the package. The Mesa Historical Museum has sought $17 million in city funding for the Arizona Spring Training Experience, Museum and Community Center, which would focus on the Cactus […]

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Arizona State walks away from Cubs, will explore Phoenix Muni lease

Arizona State University athletic-department officials say they’re done negotiating with the Chicago Cubs to share the team’s new Mesa spring-training complex and will instead look to other potential homes for the Sun Devils baseball team. The following statement was issued late yesterday: “After many months of negotiation, ASU regrets that the effort to have the […]

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