Selig opposes new spring training facility for Cubs
A legislation would add a surcharge on all Phoenix spring training tickets
An attorney for commissioner Bud Selig's office said the surcharge is unfair
The Cubs turned down an offer to move to Florida, choosing to stay in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) -- The office of Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is opposing legislation to build a new spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs.
An Arizona attorney hired by Selig's office says a proposal to create a surcharge on tickets to all Phoenix-area spring training games is unfair.
Attorney Pat Ray made his comments during a legislative committee hearing Wednesday morning.
The legislation proposed by Phoenix Republican Rep. John McComish would add a $1 surcharge on auto rentals and an 8 percent surcharge on tickets to spring-training games played in Maricopa County, which includes the entire Phoenix area.
The Cubs turned down an offer to move to Florida, choosing to continue training in Arizona if the state and the city of Mesa can come up with $84 million to build them a new stadium.
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