TEMPE, Ariz. — Will they stay or will they go? The Tempe arena vote failure leaves the Arizona Coyotes without a long-term arena home in the Valley.
I’ve been getting peppered with tweets and questions about the Arizona Coyotes' future in Arizona for days.
So I called PHNX Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan to talk about the latest on the Coyotes’ search for a new Valley home, why moving downtown isn’t an option, and how all this arena mess is messing with the on-ice product.
Craig reported that the team is NOT for sale, and the NHL has no desire or plan to force Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo to sell the team.
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The city of Phoenix is home to five major professional sports league teams; The NFL's Arizona Cardinals, NBA's Phoenix Suns, WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks and NHL's Arizona Coyotes.
The Cardinals have made the State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home turf and the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix is home to both the Suns and the Mercury. The Indoor Football League’s Arizona Rattlers also play at the Footprint. Phoenix has a soccer team with the USL's Phoenix Rising FC.
The Valley hosts multiple major sporting events on a yearly basis, including college football's Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl; the PGA Tour’s highest-attended event, the Waste Management Phoenix Open; NASCAR events each spring and fall; and Cactus League Spring Training.
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