cacti mesaApropos of USA Today naming Wrigley Field the top park in baseball, the Chicago Cubs now have a name for the beautiful new ballpark they built in Mesa, Arizona for Spring Training (and minor league games, offseason training, etc.). It’s been colloquially called things like “the new ballpark,” “Cubs Spring Training Park,” and “Cubs Park” for a while now. So, it is without surprise and without excitement that the AP reports the name for the park is … “Cubs Park.”

Ta da.

The Cubs control the naming rights to their new park, so I’d expect that “Cubs Park” will probably live as long as it takes for the Cubs to find a naming sponsor willing to pony up the appropriate amount of cash. So, “Cubs Park” might be around for the 2014 Spring, only.

As long as the name isn’t obnoxious, I’m kind of looking forward to having a named stadium. There’s nothing wrong with “Cubs Park,” but it certainly has a considerably sterile feel to it. I can see the sign out front now: “Cubs Park. This is a baseball stadium where baseball games are played on some days.”

I think we’ve played this game before, but it’s always fun: care to take a crack at naming the new park, when it actually has a sponsored name?

  • Senor Cub

    “Sun Bear Stadium” for the smallest of the bears.

  • MightyBear

    Ho Ho Kam

  • Mikelach13

    Ann Sather’s

  • cavemencubbie

    Wrigley West

  • Jackson Scofield

    The real question is… will the Mesa Solar Sox move into the new digs, or stay at HoHoKam with Oakland being their “permanent” affiliate (most teams switch every year unless a team plays in their own park).

    • Spriggs

      The Solar Sox will play in the new Cubs Park. That is already settled. Hohokam won’t even be ready by then even if they wanted to play there.

  • Alex

    Chan Ho Park

  • clark addison

    When Wrigley bought the Cubs from Weeghman, he renamed it Cubs Park. It remained that way, I think, until Bill Wrigley died.

    Correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Cubbie Blues

      It was Cubs Park from 1920-1926, but Wrigley didn’t die until 1932.

  • You got bats, we got Wood. Travis Wood.

    Welcome to park!!

    • Dustin Smith

      We have a winner! But just if they outbid park…

  • trust me

    What about “Loser ville” i mean they have to teach them early, so the become use to it.

  • Wrigleyvillewest

    Ho ho ho, at least for winter ball…

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