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Arizona Coyotes Exploring Options For Temporary Home

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Kaszycki and his Krew's avatar

Jeez, this must be disruptive to the fan base.  Changing venues is something I can attest to - no fun for the fans.  I don’t know how many subscribers they have - but divvying up those seats will not be fun, and who the heck would want to play for them for the forseeable future.

They used to play in America West arena - correct?  Why not now?  I know its built for basketball and that the views probably stink - much like Barclays was for us.  But it would afford more seats and is downtown… just wondering?

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 01/27/22 at 01:35 PM ET


It really feels like NHL needs to give up on Arizona.

Posted by pnwwing on 01/27/22 at 02:09 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Just the semi-annual Coyotes drama…nothin to see here.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/27/22 at 02:12 PM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

I hope ASU is collecting rent in advance.

Posted by Savage Henry on 01/27/22 at 02:41 PM ET


ASU has a 5,000 seat capacity. This is a gate driven league. So they’re planning on surviving on equalization payments for 4 years?

Posted by Moose Moss on 01/27/22 at 02:43 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

How about Quebec?

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/27/22 at 07:22 PM ET


Quebec city has a custom built 18000 seat arena ready and waiting.  Also a fan base who will fill those seats. It’s beyond ludicrous what the league has allowed to happen in Arizona.  Can you imagine any other existing market having this kind of crap go on?

Posted by dwgs on 01/27/22 at 09:16 PM ET

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Posted by Moose Moss on 01/27/22 at 01:43 PM ET

Posted by dwgs on 01/27/22 at 08:16 PM ET

1)This isn’t about the average fan: this is about convenience for premium season ticket holders. Tempe is closer to Scottsdale’s fan-base with money.

1b)Gate is important, but the majority of revenue of that gate comes from the suites and the lower bowl (and that can be accommodated with 5k tickets).

ASU’s arena will have20 luxury suites, 2 group suites, a large club lounge, and event-level premium club seats. That’s where the revenue will come from.

2)Canadian dollar brought in at the gate must be converted to USD to pay salary—that’s a 21% loss right there for any Canadian team as (1 CAD = 0.79 USD) vs 0 in the US.

3) The ASU arena is not yet complete and the Coyotes would be charge minimal expenses for use of the arena as they would be paying for NHL enhancements ($15 and $20 million: think locker rooms, treatment rooms, and training facilities) that would become permanent to the ASU multipurpose arena (this is due to NCAA compliance issues as they couldn’t share ASU hockey program’s facilities—though they can with the club team’s)....but the arena would be ready for next season’s games.

4) Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Buttman’s assertion that the Coyotes will remain in Arizona. The Meruelo ownership group has yet to say otherwise.

Posted by d ca on 01/28/22 at 02:12 AM ET


Interesting analysis and info, thanks d ca. At the very least they’d finally be playing to full houses every night!

Posted by Moose Moss on 01/28/22 at 03:46 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Fishin in Kwee-bec:


Posted by ilovehomers on 01/28/22 at 04:57 PM ET

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