New Coyotes arena details leaked before they were removed in yet another interesting turn in saga!

New Coyotes arena details leaked before they were removed in yet another interesting turn in saga!

Oh boy… The thing is, it looks good!



The Arizona Coyotes are still looking for a permanent home and their quest took another interesting turn on Tuesday when the team shared photos of what appear to be renderings of a new arena. The photos were uploaded to the team’s app and website Tuesday, but were later taken down on the website.

The images were leaked less than a week after the Arizona State Land Department Board of Appeals unanimously approved the Coyotes’ application for land in north Phoenix. The land is 95 acres near the Loop 101 by the Desert Ridge Marketplace.

This is what has been recorded and reposted by fans and pundits on what the next Coyotes’ arena could look like:

On Wednesday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was asked about the Coyotes’ future at the NHL general managers meeting and what he knows about the team’s ongoing plans, per 

“We’re cognizant of that, and we’re also focused on the fact that Alex Meruelo is working on acquiring what he believes is the best location for the new arena and his overall project,” Bettman said.

There remains no intention from the league to sell or relocate the Coyotes as they, like all fans, await to see what happens with this auction.

Asked if the NHL is satisfied with the Coyotes’ process, Bettman said: “Well, we would have preferred to be in a new arena by now, but there are certain things that couldn’t be controlled. We would have preferred that the referendum in Tempe went the other way, but it didn’t. And so, we deal with what we can deal with.

“Having said that, we believe Arizona, particularly the greater Phoenix area, is a good NHL market. It’s a place we want to be.”

The Coyotes played at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, from 2003 until the city ended the lease after the 2021-22 season. They’ve since been playing temporarily at Mullett Arena, a 4,600 -seat facility at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

On May 16, 2023 voters did not approve the proposed Tempe Sports and Entertainment district, which prompted the Coyotes and team officials to look for a solution that would not require a public referendum.

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