June 4, 2010
On March 30th of this year the Arizona Diamondbacks said farewell to their Spring Training facility located in Tucson Arizona. Tucson Electric Park had been their home since 1998 when the team came into existence. In a well documented story, the city of Tucson saw Spring Training disappear from the local landscape after the Chicago White Sox left for McDowell Ranch two years ago.
The departure of the White Sox started a domino of events where the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks exercised clauses in their leases terminating them if fewer than three teams were located in Tucson.