2/24 Mesa update

The Ricketts family and team president Crane Kenney toured the four possible Spring Training sites in Mesa on Tuesday. Kenney said he’s encouraged a deal will get done.

On Friday, Arizona legislators plan to meet with the Cactus League teams to discuss the proposed surcharge on Spring Training tickets which will help pay for the Cubs’ new stadium. Kenney has encouraged the teams to come up with alternatives.

“The state and the city will figure out how to finance this,” Kenney told WGN Radio’s David Kaplan. “We’re supportive of any measure that helps us get a facility, a world class one, and we’ve been led to believe by everyone from [Senator] John McCain, who I had lunch with last week, on down that this will get done and we’re going to have a few bumps in the road like lots of legislation but we’re pretty confident.”

— Carrie Muskat

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