Friday, April 30, 2010

Door closes for Cubs spring in Mesa, Arizona

The Arizona state legislature has adjourned without coming up with financing for the Cubs to play in Mesa during spring training.
  • Mesa, AZ: "An agreement between the team and Mesa officials allows the Cubs to negotiate with other cities if Arizona lawmakers don't pass legislation by July 12. Lawmakers ended their session Thursday, and a special session is unlikely.

The move could reopen the door for Florida to lure baseball's highest-drawing spring training team.

  • Lawmakers considered adding surcharges to car rentals and spring-training baseball tickets.
  • But the plan faltered after MLB commissioner Bud Selig came out against it."...

from Stats LLC and AP via CBSSports.com, "Cubs' Spring home in jeopardy after legislature adjourns"


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