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Cubs Chair Tom Ricketts Addresses Wrigley Renovation Issues As Start Date Nears
Published March 14, 2013
A WIN-WIN PROPOSITION: Ricketts said of the Cubs' new Spring Training site, "This is a big win for the team to get this started. It's a big win for our fans who go to Spring Training, it's a big win for the city of Mesa, it's a big win for economic development for the whole area, to be honest, so everybody's winning. It also translates into literal wins. When I look out, I see 'W' flags. We have to build a foundation of first-class facilities throughout our organization." MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports there are "three separate projects combined: commercial space, the Cubs space and city space." The facility will include "a park to be used by Mesa residents." Mesa Mayor Scott Smith said, "This is much more than a baseball stadium, it's an experience." Muskat notes the Mesa facility, "for now, is called Wrigleyville West" (MLB.com, 3/14).