Arizona Progress & Gazette
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As the hand wringing continues about Glendale’s investment in sports facilities there is an untold story of how the first domino in the form of a hockey arena might never have come to be.
It’s a fascinating tale and one that would have taken a slice of Valley history through a different sliding door.
Following not one but two landslide elections in favor of locating an arena at Scottsdale and McDowell Roads voters probably expected their City Council to implement their wishes. It was not to be with a disrespectful, divided council.
The situation created a fork in the road for the Phoenix Coyotes. Stick it out in Scottsdale or explore other options in other cities.
Long before the long-shot overture of Glendale arrived Tempe was the first choice. As envisioned ASU basketball would fuse with the Coyotes into a sparkling new