Tempe residents send a loud and clear message to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.

Published April 13, 2023 at 7:10 PM
BY MARC EL KHOURY
     
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The Arizona Coyotes' fate hangs in the balance, with the critical decision set for May. Opponents of the massive new arena project have expressed their dissatisfaction in less than agreeable ways.

Bettman Responds to Vandalism



The Arizona Coyotes' stay in Phoenix/Tempe/Glendale may soon come to an end on May 13th.

This is the day when Tempe citizens will vote on whether they want to financially support the $2-billion arena project, aimed at keeping the Coyotes in Arizona.

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Although it's too early to predict which way the citizens will lean, those who oppose the project haven't been shy about making their position clear:

The location that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was supposed to have a press conference at in Tempe, Arizona was vandalized with ‘VOTE NO' in multiple areas

The cites of Tempe and Phoenix have been at a feud over the #Coyotes proposal to build a new arena in Tempe. The city of Phoenix does not want them doing it, and Tempe has fired back with legal action.




A Compelling Scenario



As the countdown to the vote continues, the future of the Arizona Coyotes remains uncertain. The tension between the cities and the passionate opinions of the citizens are sure to make this a fascinating and contentious decision.

As Read on HockeyPatrol - Gary Bettman Addresses Illegal Activity in Arizona Ahead of Arena Vote
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