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Daytona, D-Cubs close to new lease, ballpark improvements

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The Daytona Cubs (High Class A; Florida State League) are close to a new lease for Jackie Robinson Ballpark that calls for upgraded workout facilities, concessions and team offices.

A $1.25-million plan, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, includes the following improvements:

The improvements, which would be tackled over the next two off-seasons, include expanding and renovating the clubhouse, replacing outfield fencing, renovating a city building on Orange Avenue to be used by the Cubs for office space, constructing a new picnic pavilion, creating a new ballpark entrance and improving concession and restroom facilities.

The Daytona Cubs are an anomaly in the Florida State League: the team is the only one not to train at a MLB spring-training facility, so there's no access to the high-level workout room found at other team camps.

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