Bad News For Arizona As Top Relocation Candidate Gets Major Arena Upgrade

Published October 8, 2023 at 12:34

One of the top relocation contender has just announced significant upgrades to its arena, suggesting that the Arizona Coyotes' tenure in Arizona may be drawing to a close.


Houston Prepares for Possible NHL Team with Major Arena Upgrades

Arizona have long been in danger of losing their team, as they continue to grapple with the challenge of securing an NHL-caliber arena. This greatly increases the likelihood of their relocation.

Now, the Toyota Center in Houston is taking steps to become NHL-ready.

Of note: The renovation underway at Houston's Toyota Center will include the installation of ice-making equipment that will ensure the building can ultimately be NHL-ready.

Houston Considers NHL Team through Expansion or Relocation, Adding Pressure to Arizona

Whether or not the Coyotes ultimately make the move to Houston, the interest expressed by several cities in acquiring an NHL franchise is undeniably pressuring the Coyotes to find a viable solution.

Similar to @NHL in terms of no official process, yet plenty of interest expressed from the following and more ** In No Particular Order**

- Quebec City
- Salt Lake City
- South Forsyth (Metro Atlanta)
- Houston
- Portland
- San Diego
- 2nd Club GTA Toronto

"Toyota Center will undergo $30M of renovations, including adding ice-making equipment suitable for maintaining a rink, according to @HoustonChron"

With the NHL actively considering expansion, the failure of a city to provide an NHL-standard arena is obviously not a favorable sign for them...

As seen on House of Hockey - Arena Upgrades in Relocation City Mean Bad News For Arizona Coyotes
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