The Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team will be sharing a new Mesa spring training facility with the Chicago Cubs starting in 2014.
Arizona State baseball to move to new Cubs training facility
The Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team will be sharing a new Mesa spring-training facility with the Chicago Cubs starting in 2014, as the move was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents Monday night.
The move will cost the athletic department $2 million for the construction of a team clubhouse. In return, according to Spring Training Online, the school will receive the first $1.1 million of gate and concessions revenue before a sharing deal kicks in. That would represent a doubling of the current revenues from Packard Stadium, which would likely be torn down after the move. The new Wrigleyville West complex is expected to open for Spring Training 2014.