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Hitmen77
01-21-2010, 09:02 PM
Those of you in Florida can breathe a sigh of relief. It looks like the Cubs used Naples to squeeze a new Cubs-only stadium out of Mesa.

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/01/mesa-council-should-ok-cubs-deal.html

LITTLE NELL
01-22-2010, 06:33 AM
Those of you in Florida can breathe a sigh of relief. It looks like the Cubs used Naples to squeeze a new Cubs-only stadium out of Mesa.

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/01/mesa-council-should-ok-cubs-deal.html

Naples Daily News is reporting today that it looks like Mesa will keep the Flubs. Great news, its bad enough down here with all these Red Sox fans, it would have been like hell with an invasion of Cubs fans.

chisox117
01-27-2010, 01:02 PM
Its offical, they're staying in Mesa:

http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2010/01/27/20100127cubs-keep-spring-training-in-mesa27-ON.html

ewokpelts
01-27-2010, 01:46 PM
Found this in the article....



Ricketts, a Chicago (http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2010/01/27/20100127cubs-keep-spring-training-in-mesa27-ON.html#) investment banker, bought the team from The Tribune Co. with siblings Laura, Todd and Peter Ricketts. Tom and Laura Ricketts and other Cubs officials met with the Arizona Republic Editorial Board Wednesday morning, then headed straight to the Legislature to help build support for a bill that would possibly impose a ticket surcharge throughout the Cactus League, or raise rental car (http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2010/01/27/20100127cubs-keep-spring-training-in-mesa27-ON.html#) taxes, to fund the new facility.


so the cubs are getting a stadium financed where fans of the OTHER cactus league teams have to pay for.....

Gammons Peter
01-27-2010, 02:28 PM
Great news for the Sox, cubs are their biggest (by far) attendance draw

ewokpelts
01-27-2010, 02:32 PM
Great news for the Sox, cubs are their biggest (by far) attendance drawSox make out for two reasons.

1. The cubs game(s) are their biggest ST draws aside from the Dodgers.

2. They wont suffer media wise, as stations wont have to choose between florida or arizona when sending in reporters to cover ST. And you KNOW they would ultimately go to Florida and cover the cubs.