MULTIMEDIA: CHICAGO CUBS IN NAPLES?
- AUDIO: Press conference announcing Chicago Cubs to say in Mesa (.mp3)
- PHOTOS: Gov. Crist on the Chicago Cubs
- PHOTOS: Cub mania hits Marco
- PHOTOS: Cubs spring training press conference
- PHOTOS: Chicago Cubs renderings
- CHAT: Editorial Board meeting with Cubs to Collier
- SPECIAL SECTION: Follow all the coverage at the exclusive naplesnews.com "Cubs-to-Naples" page
BLOGS/COLUMNS - CHICAGO CUBS
Potpourri of baseball, politics and fire trucks The Residents' Corner by Dave Trecker
Numerous sites in Mesa, including the west side and downtown, are back on the table as the Chicago Cubs seek a new spring-training home, Mayor Scott Smith said this week.
Speaking at his monthly media briefing, Smith said Mesa's offer to spend up to $84 million for a Cubs complex took the pressure off a July 12 deadline spelled out in an agreement between the team and Mesa earlier this year.
Mesa dug into its own pocket after the Legislature failed to overhaul finances for the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, which has spent tens of millions of dollars on new west-side baseball complexes and has no money to meet the Cubs' demands.