DALLAS — Arizona’s plan to build an $84 million, bond-financed spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs in Mesa faces stiff opposition, including a challenge to the constitutionality of using public funds for debt service.

Clint Bolick, litigation director for the Goldwater Institute, a Phoenix-based think tank, said the financing plans for the baseball facility may violate the state constitution’s ban on using government “gifts” for an individual business.

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