12/30 Florida rally ppd.
A rally to garner support for relocating the Cubs’ Spring Training facility to Collier County in Florida has been postponed because it was scheduled to run the same time as the Cubs Convention.
The rally was to have been held Jan. 16. The Cubs Convention runs Jan. 15-17 in Chicago.
Florida organizers will set a new date “more conducive for fans in southwest Florida as well from the Midwest states to attend,” according to Floridacubs.com.
“We didn’t want to have it at the same time (because we heard) people were going up for the convention,” Gary Price, a partner in Fifth Avenue Advisors, told the Naples Daily News. “It’s a huge event and we didn’t want this to be something where people had to choose.”
The Cubs are looking at sites near Naples, Fla., in Collier County as well as in Mesa, Ariz. The team was expected to make an announcement in mid January.
– Carrie Muskat