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Tempe mayor: Coyotes plan would be the best sports arena deal in Arizona history

By Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 11:39am

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Arizona Coyotes Tempe arena development rendering
Arizona Coyotes
Rendering of the proposed Tempe Entertainment District that would house the new Arizona Coyotes arena.

Tempe voters will have the final say on a new entertainment district in the city — including an arena for the Arizona Coyotes.

The Tempe City Council approved the team’s plan Nov. 29 for the more than $2 billion development and sending it to the ballot next spring.

The proposal has raised the ire of some residents, as well as some Phoenix officials, who worry about the potential impacts of the new buildings on Sky Harbor International Airport.

Tempe mayor Corey Woods joined his council colleagues in voting to support sending the question to the ballot.

The Show spoke with him to learn about his decision.

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