Arizona Coyotes ridiculed again

By sealing an affiliation agreement with the Atlanta Gladiators, an ECHL team, on Thursday, the Arizona Coyotes raised eyebrows among more observers regarding their presence in an arena of about 5,000 seats.

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Indeed, the « Yotes » will play inside a much smaller infrastructure than that of their Georgia affiliate. Previously associated with the Ottawa Senators, the Gladiators play at Gas South Arena in Duluth, a building that can accommodate approximately 13,000 people. Meanwhile, the Arizona club moved out of Glendale’s Gila River Arena to settle for at least the next three seasons at the home of the Arizona State Sun Devils; the building also named the Mullett Arena this week will be able to receive a few thousand people only for the meetings of the National League.

The Gladiators were the ECHL affiliate of the Coyotes from 2011 to 2015. For their part, the Tucson Roadrunners – the organization’s farm club in the American League – play in a venue with just under 9,000 seats. for hockey games.


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