Name day: Cubs dedicate Sloan Park

Chairman Ricketts attends ceremony along with Mesa mayor, councilmen

Name day: Cubs dedicate Sloan Park

MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs' Spring Training ballpark was officially dedicated as Sloan Park on Tuesday.

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts attended the ceremony along with Mesa Mayor John Giles and several city councilmen.

"The Cubs are a family-owned company with family values with a long-term perspective on how you treat people and how you treat customers," Ricketts said. "Sloan Valve is a family company with family values with a long-term perspective on how you treat your customers. We feel like there's a relationship here that's a lot more than a regular, old partnership. These are our friends, and it's very exciting for me to dedicate this beautiful park as Sloan Park."

Sloan Valve is headquartered in Franklin Park, Ill., and since 1906 has been a leading manufacturer of water-efficient solutions. Fans will see Sloan equipment installed throughout the restrooms at the ballpark, which opened in 2014.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.