Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More on Cubs and Waveyard

The head of the Mesa CVB seems to think that the Cubs and Waveyard could share the site at Riverview. There has been some intrigue to this point, and he thinks that there would likely be enough land to house both. We're aren't as positive about the idea, but it is something that should be explored.

The result would shed a lot of the different components and leave Waveyard as whitewater rafting river, scuba lagoon and wave pool. It is not clear what other elements, if any, would stay, but it could make some families come and stay in town longer before or after the game. Who knows if it could work, but that is for Mesa, the Cubs, and Waveyard to determine.

One thing that is for certain is that it is critical for the Cubs to stay in Mesa. Our economy depends on sales tax revenues and spring training is a major contributor to keeping the revenue we have for public safety, streets, etc. We can't risk losing the Cubs to Florida or to some other city. So, if Waveyard is part of the equation, fine, but it shouldn't stand in the way of making sure to maximize on the financial impact that the Cubs can generate for Mesa.

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