New Arena Announced for Arizona Coyotes


It looks like the Arizona Coyotes will be relocating after all, just not as far away as some might have imagined.

In a new deal made public today, the Arizona Coyotes announced plans for a new Arena and commercial development project in Tempe, Arizona. The plans include a 16,000+ seat arena for the NHL teamĀ and an attached 4,000 seat multi-sport arena for Coyotes practices and youth hockey. The facility will also be utilized by Arizona State University.

The East Valley region, where the new arena will be located, is actually closer to the city of Phoenix than the current location in Glendale. Plans call for the completion of the new arena in 2019 and ready for the start of the 2019-20 NHL season. Work on the project will be completed by Catellus Development Corporation, the same developer which compelted the Arizona State University Athletic Facilities District.

“We are thrilled to partner with Catellus on this tremendous project that will include our future new home in the East Valley,” said Coyotes Majority Owner, Chairman and Governor Andrew Barroway. “The Coyotes are committed to Arizona, and we are extremely excited about our bright future.”

“As the first major partner for the ASU Athletic Facilities District, the Coyotes campus will generate momentum for this innovative, urban corridor,” said Greg Weaver, Executive Vice President for Catellus Development Corporation. “We are excited to partner with the Coyotes for their new facility.”

“Over the past year we have been exhaustive in our research regarding the most optimal location for our new home in the Valley,” said Coyotes President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. “While we have tremendous fans all across the greater Phoenix metro area, not to mention the entire state, it became clear that the East Valley is home to a majority of our fans and corporate partners. Our fans in the West Valley have shown us tremendous support over the past 13 years, and we look forward to working with them as we transition to our new home in the future.”

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