Fans ask Cubs to train in Florida

Updated: May 14, 2010, 3:38 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Immigrant rights activists are outside Wrigley Field, saying the Chicago Cubs should move their spring training facility out of Arizona.

Members of the group are upset with a stringent new immigration law in Arizona that they believe encourages racial profiling. They also don't like the Arizona Legislature's failure to fund a new spring home for the team in Mesa.

The protesters organized by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights asked fans headed to a Cubs-Pittsburgh Pirates matinee Friday to sign a petition urging the Cubs to move from Mesa to Naples, Fla.

Fans also protested outside Wrigley two weeks ago when the Arizona Diamondbacks were in town.


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