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How Arizona Coyotes Plan To Leave Glendale May Impact The West Valley

Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 8:52pm
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Gila River Arena opened in 2003.

The Arizona Coyotes plan to leave Glendale, and head east to Tempe. They’ve unveiled a plan for a 16,000-seat arena on the site of ASU’s Karsten Golf Course in Tempe — the project would also include a multi-sport arena for the university.

The Coyotes and Glendale have been at odds for a while now, and the team has talked openly about looking for another place to play.

Robert Heidt, president and CEO of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, talked about his initial reaction to the news of the Coyotes maybe leaving town.

The Coyotes’ departure would also have impacts beyond just that city. Sintra Hoffman, president and CEO of WestMarc, the Western Maricopa Coalition, talked about what kind of impact would the team leaving have on the both Glendale and the West Valley overall.

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