January 27, 2010
Source: Chicago Tribune
Cubs are staying in Mesa – the question is where and what the voters have to say.
$84 million state-of-the-art training facility to replace HoHoKam Park
Approval of Maricopa County, Arizona state legislature and the voters of Mesa
Cubs would buy 100 acres and deed it to the city
Complex would be owned publicly
Cubs would be responsible for operating and maintaining the facility
Naming rights and control of signage
Will it look like Wrigley?
Capacity 15,000 fans
Training facilities and four full-sized practice fields
Possibly also include restaurants and other commecial endeavors
Cubs picked up Jonny Gomes and are talking with: Jermaine Dye, Xavier Nady (signed 1 year – $3.3M deal?) and Reed Johnson.
SCOTTS will be coming out with Wrigley Field and Roger Baird’s grass seed at $21/bag.
Sean Marshall agreed to a $950,000 one-year contract.