Negotiations between Collier County and the Chicago Cubs appear to be over.
Craig Bouchard today told WINK News, "In our discussions with the Cubs we asked for them to provide our group with an exclusive negotiating period. The Cubs politely declined and will continue to negotiate with Mesa for the time being. We understand the importance of loyalty and wish them well. We also respect 57 years of support from Mesa. Therefore we have respectfully withdrawn our offer."
Mesa, Arizona officials have been having a difficult time coming up with the money to give the Cubs the improvements they want in Mesa, like a new stadium, but so far the negotiations continue and they will not negotiate with any other city.