Pima County will have to rely next year and beyond on its general fund for debt service on bonds used to build Tucson Electric Park after the Arizona Diamondbacks completed their final spring training at the facility last week. The team will move its spring training operations to a new stadium near Scottsdale in 2011.

The county issued $30 million of bonds in 1997 to build the training complex, of which about $22 million is outstanding. Debt service on the stadium construction bonds is about $3 million a year, but anticipated revenue will be about $1.5 million a year after the team’s move.

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