By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal
Officials at the Arizona Board of Regents — which oversees Arizona State University and the state’s two other public universities — say they have oversight and approval power over a proposed new Arizona Coyotes hockey arena at the Karsten Golf Course of Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe.
The Coyotes want to leave their current arena in Glendale for a new one on Arizona State University land in Tempe. The deal also involves Catellus Development Corp., which manages a 330-acre development district for ASU in Tempe.
ABOR Vice President Sarah Harper said in March the Regents authorized ASU executives, including President Michael Crow, to execute ground leases in the Catellus-managed development district east of the school’s Tempe campus.
There are some conditions to that approval, Harper said.