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Old Posted Apr 9, 2018, 12:01 PM
ThePhun1 ThePhun1 is offline
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Originally Posted by Sun Belt View Post
The Coyotes had tremendous support and interest when they played in downtown Phoenix. Like you said, that arena was designed for basketball and had obstructed views for the rink. That move to Glendale which was away from their fanbase and ticket holders in the East Valley was detrimental. Another big problem was the financial collapse occurring right after they moved to Glendale and the actual deal between the bankrupt developer and the city of Glendale.
They likely had tremendous support because they were new. It's a hockey team in a Sun Belt desert town.
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