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Andrew Barroway exploring buying out Coyotes’ minority owners

Posted by   /  March 28, 2017  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Craig Morgan | KTAR The Coyotes minority owners have given majority owner Andrew Barroway the option of buying them out by early summer, multiple sources have confirmed. Barroway is exploring bringing in new partners to raise the money necessary to do so, with Tampa Bay Rays minority owner Randy Frankel mentioned as a possibility […]

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Planned sports facilities plentiful in the Valley

Posted by   /  March 26, 2017  /  Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Major owners and developers of sports and entertainment facilities, including Attesa Motor Sports, ASU Athletic Facilities District and Phoenix Rising will highlight their upcoming projects at the AZBEX Phoenix Metro Development Summit on Tuesday, April 18th. From attracting Major League Soccer to the full range of collegiate ASU […]

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Bill to provide $225 million in public funding for a new Arizona Coyotes arena is likely dead

Posted by   /  March 23, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

The team says it can’t survive playing in Glendale By Craig Harris | The Republic Legislation that would give the Arizona Coyotes $225 million in public funding for a new arena is nearly dead, Senate President Steve Yarbrough told The Arizona Republic Thursday. “At this point, I have no expectation that that bill is going […]

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PIR’s Bryan Sperber has had eventful presidency

Posted by   /  March 18, 2017  /  Sports  /  No Comments

One of the longest-serving track presidents in NASCAR also has seniority among the Valley’s major sports entities By Michael Knight | Special for azcentral sports One of the longest-serving track presidents in NASCAR also has seniority among the Valley’s major sports entities. This month is Bryan Sperber’s 15th anniversary as president of Phoenix International Raceway, […]

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Private motocross track gets go-ahead despite county controversy

Posted by   /  March 16, 2017  /  Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | Pinal Central After more than an hour of debate and the threat of litigation from two parties, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a special use permit to operate a private motocross track. The board’s decision came despite the Planning and Zoning Commission’s unanimous recommendation to deny the project. […]

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Former Glendale mayor to Arizona Coyotes: Blame your management, not the city

Posted by   /  March 10, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times The City of Glendale, home of the Arizona Coyotes, is not what ails the team, according to former mayor Elaine Scruggs. It’s the team’s leadership that’s to blame for the dire state of the franchise, Scruggs wrote in a letter to Arizona’s legislative leaders. Scruggs’ missive to House […]

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Poll responders tell Coyotes ‘Stay in Glendale’

Posted by   /  March 9, 2017  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Arizona voters overwhelmingly want the Arizona Coyotes to remain at Gila River Arena, home to the team since the 2003-04 season, and are against spending tax money on a new arena By Darrell Jackson | The Glendale Star Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, and the Arizona Coyotes continue to try and garner the needed votes in […]

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NHL commissioner: Coyotes ‘can’t and won’t’ play in Glendale

Posted by   /  March 8, 2017  /  Featured News, Sports  /  No Comments

By Brahm Resnik | KPNX 12 In a letter Tuesday to the 90 members of the Arizona Legislature, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the Arizona Coyotes “must have a new arena location to succeed” and “will not remain in Glendale.” Bettman says he wants to make it “abundantly clear” that the team can’t make money […]

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Coyotes exploring Sloan Park in Mesa for new arena

Posted by   /  March 3, 2017  /  Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | The Republic Arizona Coyotes representatives met with Mesa’s highest-ranking official at least twice in the past month to discuss Sloan Park as a possible site for a new arena, according to city emails and a team spokesman. “Yes, we have had discussions with the city of Mesa. We are exploring multiple […]

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A remodeled Phoenix Suns arena downtown? City studying idea

Posted by   /  March 2, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

By Dustin Gardiner | The Republic Consultant hired to look at options for renovating existing arena if city doesn’t pursue new sports and entertainment venue Phoenix leaders have for several years looked at building a new, taxpayer-funded arena for the Phoenix Suns. But the city will now spend tens of thousands of dollars to explore […]

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