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Chicago Cubs Considering Cross Country Spring Training Move?

October 26, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD 

Reports out of Florida and Chicago are that investors in Naples, FL will propose to owner Tom Ricketts that the Cubs' Spring Training facilities move from Mesa, AZ to Naples as soon as 2013.

The Cubs' existing contract, a 25-year lease in Mesa, expires in 2016, but the Cubs can buy out of the deal after 2012 for a reported $4.2 million.

A move to Naples would put the Cubs in the neighborhood of teams such as the Yankees and Twins, who play their spring ball on Florida's west coast.

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