5 Cities Arizona Coyotes Could Move To

By Nick Villano

5 Cities The Arizona Coyotes Could Move To

Arizona Coyotes Stadium Turmoil
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The city of Glendale voted to terminate the lease between the Arizona Coyotes and the Gila River Arena. Now, the home of the Coyotes is in flux once again just two years after fans believed it was solved. The NHL has talked about backing the many lawsuits and court battles that this injunction will cause. The Coyotes and their fans deserve better. Here are five cities that will treat this team better than Glendale.

5. Phoenix, Arizona

5. Phoenix, Arizona
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5. Phoenix, Arizona

5. Phoenix, Arizona
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This seems like a long shot right now, but if the Coyotes need to go somewhere next season, this is probably the best bet. There is talk about building a new arena for the Phoenix Suns, which can be built to hold both teams. The arena would be in downtown Phoenix, so it would be much easier to access for fans. The talk is early, but it sure is promising after the lows of yesterday.

4. Portland, Oregon

4. Portland, Oregon
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4. Portland, Oregon

4. Portland, Oregon
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Portland is a city that doesn't get much love when it comes to getting a hockey team. That doesn't make much sense. They already have an arena to hold the Portland Trail Blazers. They are in the Pacific Northwest, which has already shown interest in a hockey team. Even the MLS affiliate (Portland Timbers) are average a full house every night. This city has room for another sports franchise.

3. Quebec City, Quebec

3. Quebec City, Quebec
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3. Quebec City, Quebec

3. Quebec City, Quebec
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Quebec City seems practical. They will have a new arena built by September. They have a fanbase that is begging for a team. They know they can fill an arena. With the success of the Winnipeg Jets, returning to an old Canadian city is a safe bet.

2. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
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2. Las Vegas, Nevada

2. Las Vegas, Nevada
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Professional sports in Las Vegas seems like a pipe dream. It is mostly a vacation destination. There is no way to get a consistent fanbase. Or is there? Did you know that the Las Vegas market has over 718,000 homes in it? That is a lot of eyeballs on the TV and a lot of people in the seats.

1. Seattle, Washington

1. Seattle, Washington
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1. Seattle, Washington

1. Seattle, Washington
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Seattle has been looking for a professional sports team to fill the void that the Supersonics left behind. Their fans have already exclaimed they would take hockey in with open arms. They fill stadiums for each and every sport that comes through. They need to get a move on when it comes to building an arena, but they would be an optimal destination when it comes to another NHL team.

 

Nick Villano is the NHL feature writer for Rant Sports. He also adds to the site’s NBA, MLB and NFL content. You can follow him on Twitter or add him to your Google circle.

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