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

 

1 Comment

REAL CUB FANS KNOW THE DATES OF THE “CHICAGO” CUBS CONVENTION. WONDER HOW SHARP THESE TWO GUYS FROM CHICAGO ARE ,THAT THEY WOULD NOT CLUE IN NAPLES PEOPLE THAT JANUARY 16TH IS A POOR DATE? CUBS WOULD BE NUTS TO LEAVE MESA FOR NAPLES. NAPLES HAS THE NATION’S HIGHEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 12% AND A REAL ESTATE MARKET IN THE TANK. NAPLES WANTS TO TAX TOURISTS EVEN MORE THAN THEY ARE TAXED NOW. WHAT THIS MEANS IS FEWER TOURISTS. FEWER TOURISTS MEANS FEWER FANS AT THE PARK.THIS WOULD BE A VERY BAD BUSINESS DEAL FOR THE CUBS TO RELOCATE TO NAPLES. CUBS WOULD BE SMART TO STATE DURING THE CONVENTION THAT THEY ARE GOING TO REMAIN IN MESA. MESA WILL BUILD THEM A 15,000 SEAT PARK AND THERE WILL NOT BE AN EMPTY SEAT FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS. IF THE CUBS GO TO NAPLES THEY BECOME JUST ANOTHER TEAM.

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