NHL team executives frustrated over Arizona Coyotes’ plan to play at 5,000-seat university arena

Jan 31, 2022

A proposal that would see the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes play at a university rink next season and beyond is raising concerns among opposing teams’ executives, who say the arena compromise threatens to make an already bad financial situation worse.

After the City of Glendale opted out of its lease agreement with the team, the Coyotes must vacate Gila River Arena, their home since 2003, by June 30. The Coyotes have proposed building a new arena and entertainment district in Tempe, but that deal has yet to be approved and is far from a certainty.

Source: The Athletic
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