Cubs, Mesa agree on lease for new spring facility

New Cubs complex

The Chicago Cubs and the city of Mesa have reached agreement on a new spring-training facility to replace HoHoKam Park in 2014, as the team commits to a 30-year agreement.

The lease calls for the city to pay $99 million for a new complex and infrastructure improvements. The Cubs will retain six acres of land in the complex for a Wrigleyville West development and work with the city on bringing a developer in to built a resort on 25 adjacent acres of city land.

Construction on the new complex is expected to begin in June, with Populous overseeing the design. Arizona State is expected to play out of the complex as well; university regents approved the move.

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