Are The Coyotes Leaving Arizona?
No, the Coyotes are not leaving Arizona. Rather, they are desperately looking for a location to build an arena in Arizona and stay in the state.
There have been recent updates about Meruelo putting in a letter of intent to buy 41 acres of land in Mesa to construct the team's new arena. Per the reports from the Phoenix Business Journal, the targeted site is located around Alma School Road and Loop 202.
The club statement released on Wednesday morning also thanked communities, elected officials, and leaders for supporting and expressing their urge to see the Coyotes remain in the Valley permanently.
The franchise had earlier undergone a failed attempt of building a new arena in Tempe. The local voters had rejected the arena and entertainment district project proposal of $2.1 billion via a special election.
As the unofficial election results stated over 56% of people voted against the proposal, and the Coyotes' plan went all in vain. Garry Bettman, the NHL commissioner was also utterly disappointed with the result.