DALLAS — Amid growing financial pressure on sports and tourism tax revenue, Arizona is hoping to seal an $84 million deal to keep the Chicago Cubs spring training facility in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

Caught in a bidding war with Naples, Fla., for the Cubs facility, the Mesa City Council last night considered a memorandum of understanding that would keep the most popular team in the so-called Cactus League in its spring-training home of 54 years.

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