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The funding vote was yesterday, and the citizens of Mesa, Arizona have come through, voting in favor of the proposal that will ensure that the Chicago Cubs continue to call the city their Spring home.

With nearly all the ballots counted Tuesday night, the proposal was leading by 21,000 votes out of 86,000 cast.

The city will provide up to $99 million to construct the complex two miles southwest of the Cubs’ current facility at Hohokam Park. Any additional funds and upkeep of the new park will be financed by the Cubs, who plan to develop a shopping and entertainment area near the ballpark. ABC15 – Phoenix.

The hope is that the new facility will be completed by 2013.

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