Chicago Cubs’ Spring Training in Mesa, Arizona will be underway in just about 40 days in which pitchers and catchers first report.
On Thursday, the Cubs announced that the team’s Spring Training facility has been renamed Sloan Park, replacing Cubs Park.
Chicago began a partnership with the Sloan Valve Company. Sloan is located in Franklin Park, Illinois, known for their “water-efficient solutions.”
"“Since 1906, Sloan has been the world’s leading manufacturer of water-efficient solutions that are built to perform, guaranteed to last, and are designed with the hopes of promoting a healthy environment through water conservation. Each of our divisions specializes in helping us offer reliable products that will ultimately improve the quality of life of the customers and communities we serve.”"
Muskat also reports that Sloane’s brand name will also be featured on the visiting team’s bullpen at Wrigley Field.
Following Anheuser-Busch, ATI Physical Therapy, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Under Armour and Wintrust, Sloan Valve Company is now Chicago’s sixth Legacy Partner.
In addition, Wintrust will provide the Cubs with a left field video scoreboard.
Chairman Tom Ricketts stated:
"“Teaming up with Sloan is an important move for the Chicago Cubs. Sloan brings more than a century of experience and success in creating cutting edge water solutions for a wide variety of venues all around the world. We are pleased to work with and learn from Sloan as we enhance our facilities and build for the future.”"
Chicago’s pitchers and catchers report on February 19th and their workout’s begin the following day. The team’s full squad heads to Arizona on February 24th and their workout is held the next day. The Cubs first 2015 Spring Training game initiates on Thursday, March 5th with split squads against the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants.
Cubs’ Spring Training tickets are on sale beginning at 11:00 a.m. CST.