Chicago Cubs owner, Tom Ricketts, has announced the organizations plan to expand their training facilities in the Dominican Republic. Yesterday Dominican President Leonel Fernandez met with Ricketts and others from the organization, where the announcement was made.
Ricketts confirmed they are planning on purchasing a large parcel of land to expand their training academy. The club’s farm team Boca Chica, located 20 miles east of the capital, trains at the current facility. In addition, the training academy’s is where the team’s prospects work out in hopes of coming to the majors.
The Cubs have eight Dominican players on their active roster and is an established donor to Dominican organizations. The Cubs organization, under the Ricketts family ownership, is working on different plans from developing a Cubs Hall of Fame to creating interactive kids programs near Wrigley Field.