Cubs Park: Mesa's new spring training stadium has name

MESA, AZ - The new spring training stadium for the Chicago Cubs is being called Cubs Park, for the time being.

Unlike deals under which they used the existing Hohokam Stadium and two previous city parks, the Cubs have naming rights for the new ballpark with the option of selling the name to a sponsor.

The Cubs' general manager for spring-training business operations, Justin Piper, says the park's name could certainly change. But he says for the foreseeable future, it's Cubs Park.

The inaugural game at the park will be Feb. 27 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Mesa plans a Jan. 25 public grand opening for the stadium and park.

City voters in 2010 approved a $99 million outlay of public money for the stadium complex, a redo of next-door Riverview Park and infrastructure.

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