Arizona Coyotes Announce New Arena Name

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The Arizona Coyotes announced they have reached an agreement with Gila River Casinos to now have the exclusive naming rights to the hockey arena.

The Coyotes’ home building will change to Gila River Arena, replacing Arena pending a Glendale City council vote. The city of Glendale currently owns the arena after former Coyotes owner, Jerry Moyes filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009.

Pending approval, the naming rights agreement is for nine years. However, the financial terms weren’t released.

Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said,

On behalf of the entire Arizona Coyotes organization, we are thrilled to partner with Gila River Casinos and the Gila River Indian Community. Like the Coyotes, the Gila River Indian Community prides themselves on their commitment to business excellence and to their community. We’re looking forward to having Gila River’s prestigious and reputable name associated with our great hockey team and our state-of-the-art arena.”

The Glendale City Council will meet September 9, 2014 at 6 decide the fate of the new deal.