The Chicago Cubs and the city of Mesa have scheduled a groundbreaking for a new spring-training complex that is most definitely still a work in progress.
The complex is set to open in 2014, but there are many issues outstanding: whether Arizona State will be a tenant, the exact design (the above rendering is more conceptual than realistic, according to city officials) and the timing of a Wrigleyville retail/restaurant complex next to the ballpark.
Still, it should be a festive occasion, and it does mark the next step in the multiyear development process that will see the Cubs leave HoHoKam Park.
Image courtesy city of Mesa.
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