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Glendale might vote on Coyotes arena deal this month

Nov 16, 2012, 5:24 PM EST

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Greg Jamison might not have to wait much longer to find out if the city of Glendale will go forward with the proposed arena deal that would help him purchase the Phoenix Coyotes, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.

The people of Glendale recently agreed to a city sales-tax hike that would help the city pay Jamison’s group $300 million over 20 years to run and manage Jobing.com Arena.

The current plan is for the Glendale City Council to hear the details of the deal on Tuesday and then potentially hold a vote on Nov. 27.

The timing is important because the new mayor and council that will assume power in January might be less supportive of the agreement. Mayor-elect Jerry Weiers disagrees with the lease deal and recently warned the Coyotes that “Glendale is not your cash register.”

It’s worth noting that the arena deal would also ask for the Coyotes to pay Glendale $60,000 per regular season game missed as a result of work stoppages.

  1. sportsfan69 - Nov 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Mike Russo,

    please report the CBA facts to the public.

  2. sampulls - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    I hope they move to Quebec now that Doan signed with the Coyotes. We all know that he wont retire…he is too poor….because the “NHL took his money and punched him at the same time.”

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