Sloan Park

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Sloan Park
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Former names Cubs Park (2014)
Location 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Mesa, AZ 85201
Coordinates 33°25′53″N 111°52′54″W / 33.4313°N 111.8816°W / 33.4313; -111.8816Coordinates: 33°25′53″N 111°52′54″W / 33.4313°N 111.8816°W / 33.4313; -111.8816
Owner City of Mesa[1]
Operator Chicago Cubs
Capacity 15,000
Field size Left – 360 feet (110 m)
LC – 366 feet (112 m)
Center – 410 feet (125 m)
RC – 398 feet (121 m)
Right – 360 feet (110 m)
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground July 11, 2012[2]
Opened February 12, 2014
Construction cost US$99 million
Architect Populous & DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
Tenants
Chicago Cubs (MLB) (spring training) (2014–present)
Arizona League Cubs (AzL) (2014–present)
Mesa Solar Sox (AFL) (2014–present)

Sloan Park is an American baseball park in Mesa, Arizona which opened in 2014. The primary operator is the Chicago Cubs and the ballpark serves as their spring training home and is also the home of the Arizona League Cubs of the Arizona League and the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League. Sloan Park was built and paid for by residents of the City of Mesa, approved by ballot measure. It was primarily built to house spring training operations for the Chicago Cubs, who had previously played at nearby Hohokam Stadium.[3] The stadium design was led by Populous. The dimensions of the playing surface closely match those of the Cubs' regular home stadium, Wrigley Field.

With a capacity of 15,000, Sloan Park is the largest spring training stadium by capacity in Major League Baseball, surpassing Camelback Ranch in Glendale (coincidentally, spring training home of the Cubs' in-city rival the Chicago White Sox) by 2,000 seats.[4]

Formerly known as Cubs Park, on January 8, 2015, it was announced that Sloan Valve Company had signed a naming-rights deal to the ballpark, giving it its current Sloan Park name.[5]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Groundbreaking scheduled for new Cubs spring facility". 10 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Tribune, Garin Groff,. "Mesa Council expected to approve Cubs deal Monday". 
  4. ^ "Cubs Park dedicated in Mesa, ready for Spring Training's first pitch". Chicago Cubs. February 12, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ Muskat, Carrie (January 8, 2015). "Cubs rename spring home Sloan Park". Major League Baseball. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 

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