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The huge difference with this development is it's backed by the resources and fan base of the Chicago Cubs! After over 10 years of traveling with the family to stay in Mesa and watch the Cubs every spring, this year we decided to invest in a condo in Mesa and the main reason we did that was the Cubs.
It would be a shame to lose another 30 years of one of the huge attractions that Mesa has going for it. The fact they are committing to spend the money to make it a year-round destination makes it even more valuable to the city.
I can't imagine Mesa without the Cubs, please don't let that happen! hope the voters of Mesa consider the full impact of voting the Cubs out of the city... please Oct 4, 2010
I'm sure there will be plenty of "why are we doing this" people out there but this long term agreement only makes sense for the city of Mesa and entire East Valley...
The long term benefits simply out weigh the costs here, the fact this new facility will be surrounded by additional revenue sources for the city only makes it more desirable. Any community with this opportunity would come to the same conclusion... Jun 29, 2010
The fact is there are many people that travel to Mesa and have vacation property in Mesa primarily because of the Cubs. It's easy to say "let them go to Florida" (where there are private investors willing to make the investment because of the obvious long term benefits), but where will Mesa make up for the net loss of revenue? While nobady likes to hear public money is being used to entice a business to stay in the area, the alternative is an ugly one! And if you were the owner of the Cubs you have alternatives...
Let's think of this as an investment in the future, and help enable the Cubs to make the decision to stay in the area and generate the long term revenue that they have proven they can for the area. Unless we don't beleive there are real investors in Florida, the decsion for Mesa should be an easy one! Jun 7, 2010
I realize many will question the logic yet again of spending the money trying to retain the Cubs, but I'm pretty sure I'm not alone spending cash to buy a condo in Mesa in the last 4 months to help enable me and my family to watch our favorite team and enjoy the Mesa area.
I get the fact that the area is depressed but I struggle to understand the short term thinkers that beleive the Cubs aren't good for the long term financial health of Mesa. Even the non-baseball people should get the financial impact of a Cubs complex that includes attractions that will keep the Cub fans money in Mesa...
Let's find a way to make this happen!May 25, 2010