Mesa, AZ to Naples, FL? Cubs Could be on Move

Posted on 26 October 2009 by Lou

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The Chicago Cubs could be making a spring training move from Mesa, Arizona to Naples, Florida.  Current Cubs Chairman Crane Kenney has acknowledged that the Cubs are pursuing opportunities to move the spring training facilities from Arizona to Florida.  And right now, Naples is on the top of the Cubs list.  The Cubs lease with the city of Mesa expires in 2016, but the club could leave early – in 2012 – if the Cubs pay $4.2 million to the city in Spring 2010.  That deadline is coming up.

We’ll keep an eye on this if anything develops over the next 6 months or so.  Florida would definitely be a closer destination for Chicago-area and east coast Cubs fans looking to catch a Cubs spring training game in warm winter weather…

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