Cubs stadium

After months of construction, the Chicago Cubs’ new spring training facility is just two months away from full completion. Built in part with taxpayer funds — voters approved a measure for the city to contribute $1.5 million to the project — the Cubs will run the stadium and other accoutrements like the player development facility, indoor batting cage, mini field for infield practice and two full-sized fields. The city will control the neighboring Riverview Park that will feature a lake for fishing and climbing walls among other attractions. Once the stadium is completed in December, the team plans to host open houses for the public and for season-ticket holders to check out the finished product. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]

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