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Arizona Coyotes hosting Black Hockey History Tour

The Black Hockey History Tour was established in 2019 and has visited 27 other cities in 2022.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — A piece of hockey history is visiting the Valley.

The National Hockey League's Black Hockey History Tour will visit Glendale at Gila River Arena on April 28 and 29, according to the NHL.

The 525 square feet mobile museum showcases today's stars while taking a look back at 200 years worth of achievements by Black pioneers and trailblazers of the sport, the league said.

First established in 2019, the Black Hockey History Tour will visit its 28th city across North America in 2022 when it comes to Gila River Arena.

Exhibits also include a look ahead at the next generation of young stars, NHL officials, broadcasters and women in the game.

The truck will be located in the parking lot next to Saddle Ranch Chop House (northeast corner of the arena) and is free to the public.

April 29 also marks the Arizona Coyotes' final time playing at Gila River Arena.

Black Hockey History Tour Mobile Schedule:

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Gila River Arena
9400 W. Maryland Ave,
Glendale, AZ 85305
1:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 29, 2022
Gila River Arena
9400 W. Maryland Ave,
Glendale, AZ 85305
2:30-8:00 p.m.

The Black Hockey History Tour is stopping in Arizona. The mobile museum that celebrates black achievement in hockey will be here at Gila River Arena this Thursday and Friday. Details:

Posted by Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Arizona sports 

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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