When HoHoKam Park In 1979, the Cubs announced they wanted to return home to Mesa Arizona again. The Oakland A's had been in Mesa for quite some time now, but the relationship that Chicago had with this town ran deep, and the Cubs never felt like they were ever truly home after leaving Mesa. Besides of which, the Cubs wanted to enjoy the town finally having a new ballpark and wanted to experience HoHoKam Park. The Cubs made a deal with the Athletics to swap Spring Training stadiums in 1979 and the Cubs came to
HoHoKam while the A's went to Scottsdale Stadium I. The reunion was a welcome one for these the Cubs and the HoHoKam who had not always gotten on well together, but realized that they worked far better as a team then without each other.