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Why Tempe Mayor Corey Woods supports talks with the Coyotes

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Monday, June 6, 2022 - 11:59am
Updated: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 8:40am

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Arizona Coyotes Tempe arena development rendering
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Rendering of the proposed Arizona Coyotes arena.

A passionate Tempe City Council meeting at the end of last week led to a 5-2 vote in favor of going forward with negotiations on a possible entertainment district and hockey arena for the Arizona Coyotes.

The NHL team will be playing on Arizona State University's Tempe campus for at least the next three seasons, but after an end to the organization’s relationship with Glendale, it needs a new, professional-level home.

Tempe Mayor Corey Woods was one of the five council members to vote "yes" on having additional talks with the Coyotes.

The Show spoke with him, and he began the conversation by explaining why he was in favor.

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Corey Woods in KJZZ's studio in March 2020.

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