Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More details and renderings of Cubs in Mesa plan

The Cubs have released their concepts of what the stadium would look like on the Riverview location. That topic, of course, has not been finalized yet, but you can see that the renderings are pretty amazing.
You can see the images and learn more at their website. The article has a lot more details about the project including the financial caps and where the money is coming from.

There have been some dicsussions about if Riverview is the best site or if somewhere else in East Mesa is preferable.

East Mesa proponents point to the potential of more money being spent in Mesa - what they fail to point out is the opposition in the Red Mountain area and the lack of development in the Gaylord area. We have been a fan of this concept in the past, but expect a free standing stadium in the middle of nowhere like Glendale and Goodyear for awhile.

Riverview is indeed closer to Tempe and Scottsdale. It is however, closer to Mesa retail than Hohokam ever was with development across the street in Mesa Riverview shopping center.

To be sure, there are pros and cons to both locations, but the Wrigleyville West concept is something that will be attractive in either locations. In reality, the best part about both of these sites is that they are in Mesa. It is critical that we keep the team in town. The details beyond that should be discussed with great interest, but we must be mindful of the ultimate goal here.

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