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Coyotes’ new owner Alex Meruelo says staying in city’s arena long term will be ‘difficult.’ Can Glendale sway him?

Posted by   /  August 9, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Jen Fifield | Arizona Republic  Gila River Arena in Glendale By Jen Fifield | Arizona Republic The Arizona Coyotes have a new majority owner in billionaire entrepreneur Alex Meruelo, but views on a long-term commitment to Gila River Arena in Glendale apparently haven’t changed. At a news conference last week, Meruelo said he’s committed […]

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Glendale ducks bankruptcy caused by ‘monster’ Coyotes

Posted by   /  August 1, 2019  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

The vision, more than a decade ago, was to turn Glendale into the sports and entertainment center of metro Phoenix. In part, that meant building a new arena for the Arizona Coyotes, to accompany a new restaurant and shopping district, Westgate. City praised for ‘managing’ its way out of financial disaster Jen Fifield | Arizona […]

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Arizona Coyotes purchase by Alex Meruelo approved by NHL Board of Governors

Posted by   /  June 19, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Facebook By Richard Morin | Arizona Republic The NHL Board of Governors on Wednesday unanimously approved billionaire entrepreneur Alex Meruelo to purchase a majority share of the Arizona Coyotes, team president and CEO Ahron Cohen confirmed in a statement. Cohen said he expected the sale to be finalized in July. Still, Wednesday’s news is an […]

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There’s little howling and money for the Coyotes, survey shows

Posted by   /  June 9, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By ADI News Services With the 2018 Stanley Cup finals in full gear and the average NHL ticket costing more than an NBA ticket, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best Cities for Hockey Fans. It is certainly not surprising that the Arizona Franchise in the National Hickey League is the least […]

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Despite an uncertain future, the Coyotes helped transform Glendale

Posted by   /  February 13, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mark Carlisle | YourValley.net For the past several years, Glendale has lived with uncertainty regarding the Coyotes’ long-term status in the city. Whether the team leaves or stays, its presence will have changed Glendale forever. City officials broke ground on the city-owned Glendale Arena (now Gila River Arena, formerly Jobing.com Arena) in 2002 in […]

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After threat to move, Arizona Coyotes staying 1 more year in Glendale

Posted by   /  December 20, 2017  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Craig Harris |  The Republic The Arizona Coyotes are giving their fans an early Christmas gift: They will play at least one more season at Gila River Arena. “We are absolutely planning to play next season at Gila River Arena and are focused on building a winning hockey team, positively contributing to our community, […]

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Not happening: Arizona Coyotes slam door on team playing in Glendale

Posted by   /  May 12, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

KTAR The Arizona Coyotes will not be renewing talks to continue playing hockey at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, based on a letter from one of the team’s owners to a city official sent Thursday. While the team has long said it is exploring other Valley locations for its new home, Coyotes President and […]

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Glendale approves new arena management deal, with an out-clause

Posted by   /  April 27, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Paul Giblin | The Republic | AZCentral.com The Glendale City Council placed the city’s reputation as a big league hockey and entertainment mecca into the trust of arena-management firm AEG Facilities on Tuesday night. The council voted 7-0 to approve a $28 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles-based company to run Gila River […]

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