The Arizona Coyotes ice hockey team is planning to leave Glendale in a move that local officials feel could impact the region.
The team is moving to Tempe and has unveiled plans for a new 16,000-seat arena on the site of Arizona State University's Karsten Golf Course. The project would also include a multipurpose sports arena for the university.
The Coyotes and the city of Glendale have been at odds for some time, according to a recent post by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. The team has openly discussed its plans to look for a new location for a while.
Robert Heidt, president and CEO of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, shared his reaction about the Coyotes' planned move on a recent radio talk show.
Others also voiced their opinions during the KJZZ discussion. Sintra Hoffman, president and CEO of WestMarc, the Western Maricopa Coalition, also mentioned the potential impact the Coyotes move could have on Glendale and the West Valley in general.
An archive of the show is available for listening online at http://kjzz.org/content/395966/how-arizona-coyotes-plan-leave-glendale-may-impact-west-valley.