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Gila River Arena
Arena
(originally Glendale Arena
Arena
and formerly Jobing.com Arena) is a sports and entertainment arena in Glendale, Arizona. It is located about 12.5 miles (20.1 km) northwest of downtown Phoenix. The Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL) has been the primary tenant since the building opened on December 26, 2003. It sits on the north side of West Maryland Avenue across from University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the National Football League's (NFL) Arizona Cardinals. The venue anchors the City of Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District just east of Arizona Loop 101. The now-defunct Arizona Sting also had played four National Lacrosse League (NLL) seasons at the arena until their 13–11 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks in the 2007 Champion's Cup game. Negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement originally delayed the start of the 2008 NLL season, but the Sting did not participate. They eventually ceased operations in 2009. Completed at a construction cost of US$220 million, it seats 17,125 for hockey and lacrosse, 18,300 for basketball and about 19,000 for concert events. The arena has 3,075 club seats and 87 luxury suites (including two Luxury Tower Suites). It also features a completely integrated video, scoring and advertising system from Daktronics.[8]

Contents

1 History 2 Naming rights 3 Other events 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

Gila River Arena
Arena
before a Coyotes game; from south end, looking north

Gila River Arena
Arena
before a Coyotes game; from west side, looking east

The arena's construction broke ground on April 3, 2002 and the Coyotes moved into the arena in late 2003. Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers provided structural engineering for the arena. After relocating from Winnipeg
Winnipeg
on July 1, 1996, the team had spent its first 7½ seasons at America West Arena
Arena
(now the Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena) in downtown Phoenix. The AWA was not an old arena (it had made its debut as the new home of the NBA's Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
only four years earlier in 1992) but it was primarily designed for NBA basketball. It was quickly retrofitted for hockey. However, the arena floor was just barely large enough to fit a regulation hockey rink, and several seats had badly obstructed views. As a result, before the team's second season in Phoenix, its hockey capacity had to be cut down from over 18,000 seats to just over 16,000—the second-smallest capacity in the NHL at the time. After the Colorado Avalanche moved from McNichols Sports Arena into Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
in 1999, and the Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
moved from the Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
to Air Canada Centre
Air Canada Centre
later in the same season, America West Arena
Arena
was the smallest NHL venue. A small section of seats on the lower level actually hung over the boards, obstructing the views for up to 3,000 spectators. When the Coyotes were sold to a partnership led by Steve Ellman, that group committed to building a new arena in suburban Glendale. With agreements signed with the city of Glendale in 2001, the venue opened midway through the 2003–04 NHL season
2003–04 NHL season
as the Glendale Arena
Arena
on December 26, 2003, with the Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League defeating the Vancouver Ravens, 16–12, the 2004 NLL season opener. The first NHL game was held the next evening, as the Coyotes dropped a 3–1 decision to the Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
on December 27, 2003. The arena was originally scheduled to receive the 2006 National Hockey League All-Star Game. However, the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement signed following the 2004–05 lockout cancelled the game, as under the terms of the new agreement, the All-Star Game would not be held during the year of the Winter Olympics in order for players to participate in the Games. Many expected Glendale to gain the 2009 NHL All-Star Game as compensation; however, the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
and their arena, Bell Centre, were awarded the 2009 All-Star Game to celebrate the team's centennial.[9] Jobing.com Arena
Arena
then was awarded the 2011 edition, but due to the ongoing bankruptcy case, potential ownership changes in the Coyotes organization, and the possibility of relocation, the NHL decided to reopen bidding to host the game, which went on to the Carolina Hurricanes' RBC Center.[10][11] The Coyotes' current owners, IceArizona, are still interested in getting an All-Star Game in Glendale.[12] Beginning in 2005, the venue has been host to the Arizona state high school basketball, volleyball, wrestling and cheerleading tournaments in a mega-event called "February Frenzy", as the result of a formal agreement between the city of Glendale and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). The Arizona Sting did not play after the 2007 season and fully ceased operations in 2009. Since 2004, the PBR's Built Ford Tough Series
Built Ford Tough Series
bull riding tour has hosted an annual event at this venue (except for 2006 when the event was held at Chase Field). Prior to the 2009–2010 season, this was the only current NHL arena to have never hosted a playoff game, as the Coyotes' last playoff appearance was in 2002 when they still played home games in downtown Phoenix. However, the team qualified for the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, ending that drought. They played the Red Wings and lost the series 4–3. The 2010–2011 Coyotes season ended at Jobing.com Arena with a 4-game sweep of the Coyotes by the Detroit Red Wings. The arena saw extra action during the 2011–12 NHL season
2011–12 NHL season
as the Coyotes not only qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive season, but advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in team history, losing to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings in five games. Every home playoff game as in years past featured a "White Out", continuing the tradition of years past in both Phoenix and Winnipeg
Winnipeg
playoff series of giving fans white T-shirts to wear for the games. The Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
missed the playoffs during the next 3 seasons, concluding the second half of the 2014–2015 season with a NHL worst record of 8–29–4.[13] Losses mounted toward the $50 million, 5-year out clause for the Coyotes. Coyotes ownership continued to revolve, as Philadelphia hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway was announced as the new majority owner in December 2014, only to back out as majority owner less than 6 months later. Losses for the City of Glendale on the arena management agreement continued to run at nearly $10 million annually.[14] On June 10, 2015, the Glendale City Council voted to terminate the arena contract with IceArizona. Mayor Jerry Weiers, Vice Mayor Ian Hugh and council members Jamie Aldama, Lauren Tolmachoff, and Bart Turner cited conflict of interest laws asserted to apply to Craig Tindall, former Glendale city attorney. Tindall was hired by IceArizona about seven weeks after the city originally approved the IceArizona contract. Councilmen Samuel Chavira and Gary Sherwood opposed voiding the contract. IceArizona has threatened legal action against the city.[15][16] On July 27, a new deal was arranged where Glendale's management deal was reduced from $15 to $6.5 million per year, while the Coyotes would get all the ticket and ancillary revenue from hockey and concerts at Gila River Arena
Arena
for up to two years.[17] Naming rights[edit] Naming rights to the arena were initially held by Jobing.com—a Phoenix-based employment website—under a 10-year, $30 million deal established in October 2006.[18] On August 13, 2014, the Coyotes terminated their naming rights deal with Jobing.com, and announced a new nine-year naming rights and sponsorship deal with Gila River Casinos—a group of tribal casinos controlled by the Gila River Indian Community. No financial terms were announced. Team CEO Anthony LeBlanc described the new naming rights deal as the "most significant deal" made by the team under its new IceArizona ownership.[19] With the deal, the Gila River community became the first federally recognized Native American tribe to hold a naming rights deal with a venue for one of the major North American professional sports leagues.[20] Other events[edit] The first musical concert at the then-Glendale Arena
Arena
was by Bette Midler on February 13, 2004.[21] While the arena gets fewer events than Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena
Arena
in Phoenix, Gila River Arena
Arena
averages 14 non-hockey events per year.[22] During Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX
at nearby University of Phoenix Stadium, the Gila River Arena
Arena
hosted a "Super Bowl Club" hospitality event prior to the game.[23] In July 2016, the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers
announced their playoffs schedule plans which included moving the ArenaBowl to Gila River Arena
Arena
due to scheduling conflicts with their usual home Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena. The game became official on August 13 when the Rattlers won the National Conference Championship and clinched home field advantage for the ArenaBowl. On August 26, 2016, the arena officially hosted ArenaBowl XXIX, which featured the Philadelphia Soul and the Arizona Rattlers in front of 13,390 fans. This not only became the first Rattler home game to take place outside of their original home but became the first ever event at Gila River Arena
Arena
to be broadcast across the country on ESPN. References[edit]

^ "Coyotes Purchased by IceArizona, Will Change Name to Arizona Coyotes After Next Season". New England Sports Network. Fenway Sports Group/Delaware North. August 5, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013.  ^ Flannery, Pat (December 27, 2003). "Today's the Day. This Is Just the Beginning: A Milestone in West Side's Rise". The Arizona Republic. Phoenix. Retrieved March 7, 2012.  ^ Jobing.com Arena
Arena
architect: Populous ^ "Jobing.com Arena". ICON Venue Group. December 26, 2003. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "JAMA / Sports & Recreation". John A. Martin & Associates Inc. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "Creating Exceptional Environments". Syska Hennessy
Syska Hennessy
Group, Inc. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "Jobing.com Arena". Ballparks.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ " Daktronics
Daktronics
Photo Gallery: Jobing.com Arena".  ^ TSN: NHL – Canada's Sports Leader ^ McCreary, Joedy (April 8, 2010). "Carolina to host 2011 NHL All-Star game". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on January 5, 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-14.  ^ Branecky, Paul (January 21, 2010). "Canes Bidding to Host 2011 All-Star Game". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on January 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-17.  ^ New Phoenix Coyotes owners want to bring NHL All-Star Game to Arizona ^ http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/schedule/_/name/ari/year/2015/arizona-coyotes ^ http://www.glendaleaz.com/finance/documents/CityofGlendaleBudgetPackage2015-16.pdf ^ Corbett, Peter. "Glendale council votes to kill Coyotes deal". AZCentral.com. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 11 June 2015.  ^ Sunnucks, Mike. "Glendale votes to kill deal with Arizona Coyotes". BizJournals.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015.  ^ Glendale council unanimously approves new Coyotes arena deal ^ "Jobing.com, Glendale Arena
Arena
deal confirmed". Phoenix Business Journal. American City Business Journals. October 25, 2006. Retrieved November 10, 2013.  ^ "With New Naming Rights to Their Arena, Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Make Economic Statement". Bleacher Report. August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.  ^ "An Arizona tribe is going to be the first to have naming rights to a professional sports arena". Washington Post. August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.  ^ Bette Midler
Bette Midler
wows Glendale Arena
Arena
crowd ^ Glendale's Gila River Arena
Arena
concert attendance short of projections ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jobing.com Arena.

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(2015–present) Gila River Arena
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(alternate, 2015–present)

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Greg Powers (2015–present)

Conference affiliations

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Culture & lore

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Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

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Music venues of Arizona

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Ak-Chin Pavilion Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater Chase Field Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium Mesa Amphitheatre The Pool at Talking Stick Salt River Fields Sun Bowl Amphitheatre Sun Devil Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium

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Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum Equidome Arena GCU Arena Gila River Arena Mojave Crossing Prescott Valley Event Center Talking Stick Resort
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Gila River Arena
Arena
(originally Glendale Arena
Arena
and formerly Jobing.com Arena) is a sports and entertainment arena in Glendale, Arizona. It is located about 12.5 miles (20.1 km) northwest of downtown Phoenix. The Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL) has been the primary tenant since the building opened on December 26, 2003. It sits on the north side of West Maryland Avenue across from University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the National Football League's (NFL) Arizona Cardinals. The venue anchors the City of Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District just east of Arizona Loop 101. The now-defunct Arizona Sting also had played four National Lacrosse League (NLL) seasons at the arena until their 13–11 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks in the 2007 Champion's Cup game. Negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement originally delayed the start of the 2008 NLL season, but the Sting did not participate. They eventually ceased operations in 2009. Completed at a construction cost of US$220 million, it seats 17,125 for hockey and lacrosse, 18,300 for basketball and about 19,000 for concert events. The arena has 3,075 club seats and 87 luxury suites (including two Luxury Tower Suites). It also features a completely integrated video, scoring and advertising system from Daktronics.[8]

Contents

1 History 2 Naming rights 3 Other events 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

Gila River Arena
Arena
before a Coyotes game; from south end, looking north

Gila River Arena
Arena
before a Coyotes game; from west side, looking east

The arena's construction broke ground on April 3, 2002 and the Coyotes moved into the arena in late 2003. Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers provided structural engineering for the arena. After relocating from Winnipeg
Winnipeg
on July 1, 1996, the team had spent its first 7½ seasons at America West Arena
Arena
(now the Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena) in downtown Phoenix. The AWA was not an old arena (it had made its debut as the new home of the NBA's Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
only four years earlier in 1992) but it was primarily designed for NBA basketball. It was quickly retrofitted for hockey. However, the arena floor was just barely large enough to fit a regulation hockey rink, and several seats had badly obstructed views. As a result, before the team's second season in Phoenix, its hockey capacity had to be cut down from over 18,000 seats to just over 16,000—the second-smallest capacity in the NHL at the time. After the Colorado Avalanche moved from McNichols Sports Arena into Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
in 1999, and the Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
moved from the Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
to Air Canada Centre
Air Canada Centre
later in the same season, America West Arena
Arena
was the smallest NHL venue. A small section of seats on the lower level actually hung over the boards, obstructing the views for up to 3,000 spectators. When the Coyotes were sold to a partnership led by Steve Ellman, that group committed to building a new arena in suburban Glendale. With agreements signed with the city of Glendale in 2001, the venue opened midway through the 2003–04 NHL season
2003–04 NHL season
as the Glendale Arena
Arena
on December 26, 2003, with the Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League defeating the Vancouver Ravens, 16–12, the 2004 NLL season opener. The first NHL game was held the next evening, as the Coyotes dropped a 3–1 decision to the Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
on December 27, 2003. The arena was originally scheduled to receive the 2006 National Hockey League All-Star Game. However, the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement signed following the 2004–05 lockout cancelled the game, as under the terms of the new agreement, the All-Star Game would not be held during the year of the Winter Olympics in order for players to participate in the Games. Many expected Glendale to gain the 2009 NHL All-Star Game as compensation; however, the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
and their arena, Bell Centre, were awarded the 2009 All-Star Game to celebrate the team's centennial.[9] Jobing.com Arena
Arena
then was awarded the 2011 edition, but due to the ongoing bankruptcy case, potential ownership changes in the Coyotes organization, and the possibility of relocation, the NHL decided to reopen bidding to host the game, which went on to the Carolina Hurricanes' RBC Center.[10][11] The Coyotes' current owners, IceArizona, are still interested in getting an All-Star Game in Glendale.[12] Beginning in 2005, the venue has been host to the Arizona state high school basketball, volleyball, wrestling and cheerleading tournaments in a mega-event called "February Frenzy", as the result of a formal agreement between the city of Glendale and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). The Arizona Sting did not play after the 2007 season and fully ceased operations in 2009. Since 2004, the PBR's Built Ford Tough Series
Built Ford Tough Series
bull riding tour has hosted an annual event at this venue (except for 2006 when the event was held at Chase Field). Prior to the 2009–2010 season, this was the only current NHL arena to have never hosted a playoff game, as the Coyotes' last playoff appearance was in 2002 when they still played home games in downtown Phoenix. However, the team qualified for the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, ending that drought. They played the Red Wings and lost the series 4–3. The 2010–2011 Coyotes season ended at Jobing.com Arena with a 4-game sweep of the Coyotes by the Detroit Red Wings. The arena saw extra action during the 2011–12 NHL season
2011–12 NHL season
as the Coyotes not only qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive season, but advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in team history, losing to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings in five games. Every home playoff game as in years past featured a "White Out", continuing the tradition of years past in both Phoenix and Winnipeg
Winnipeg
playoff series of giving fans white T-shirts to wear for the games. The Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
missed the playoffs during the next 3 seasons, concluding the second half of the 2014–2015 season with a NHL worst record of 8–29–4.[13] Losses mounted toward the $50 million, 5-year out clause for the Coyotes. Coyotes ownership continued to revolve, as Philadelphia hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway was announced as the new majority owner in December 2014, only to back out as majority owner less than 6 months later. Losses for the City of Glendale on the arena management agreement continued to run at nearly $10 million annually.[14] On June 10, 2015, the Glendale City Council voted to terminate the arena contract with IceArizona. Mayor Jerry Weiers, Vice Mayor Ian Hugh and council members Jamie Aldama, Lauren Tolmachoff, and Bart Turner cited conflict of interest laws asserted to apply to Craig Tindall, former Glendale city attorney. Tindall was hired by IceArizona about seven weeks after the city originally approved the IceArizona contract. Councilmen Samuel Chavira and Gary Sherwood opposed voiding the contract. IceArizona has threatened legal action against the city.[15][16] On July 27, a new deal was arranged where Glendale's management deal was reduced from $15 to $6.5 million per year, while the Coyotes would get all the ticket and ancillary revenue from hockey and concerts at Gila River Arena
Arena
for up to two years.[17] Naming rights[edit] Naming rights to the arena were initially held by Jobing.com—a Phoenix-based employment website—under a 10-year, $30 million deal established in October 2006.[18] On August 13, 2014, the Coyotes terminated their naming rights deal with Jobing.com, and announced a new nine-year naming rights and sponsorship deal with Gila River Casinos—a group of tribal casinos controlled by the Gila River Indian Community. No financial terms were announced. Team CEO Anthony LeBlanc described the new naming rights deal as the "most significant deal" made by the team under its new IceArizona ownership.[19] With the deal, the Gila River community became the first federally recognized Native American tribe to hold a naming rights deal with a venue for one of the major North American professional sports leagues.[20] Other events[edit] The first musical concert at the then-Glendale Arena
Arena
was by Bette Midler on February 13, 2004.[21] While the arena gets fewer events than Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena
Arena
in Phoenix, Gila River Arena
Arena
averages 14 non-hockey events per year.[22] During Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX
at nearby University of Phoenix Stadium, the Gila River Arena
Arena
hosted a "Super Bowl Club" hospitality event prior to the game.[23] In July 2016, the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers
announced their playoffs schedule plans which included moving the ArenaBowl to Gila River Arena
Arena
due to scheduling conflicts with their usual home Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena. The game became official on August 13 when the Rattlers won the National Conference Championship and clinched home field advantage for the ArenaBowl. On August 26, 2016, the arena officially hosted ArenaBowl XXIX, which featured the Philadelphia Soul and the Arizona Rattlers in front of 13,390 fans. This not only became the first Rattler home game to take place outside of their original home but became the first ever event at Gila River Arena
Arena
to be broadcast across the country on ESPN. References[edit]

^ "Coyotes Purchased by IceArizona, Will Change Name to Arizona Coyotes After Next Season". New England Sports Network. Fenway Sports Group/Delaware North. August 5, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013.  ^ Flannery, Pat (December 27, 2003). "Today's the Day. This Is Just the Beginning: A Milestone in West Side's Rise". The Arizona Republic. Phoenix. Retrieved March 7, 2012.  ^ Jobing.com Arena
Arena
architect: Populous ^ "Jobing.com Arena". ICON Venue Group. December 26, 2003. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "JAMA / Sports & Recreation". John A. Martin & Associates Inc. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "Creating Exceptional Environments". Syska Hennessy
Syska Hennessy
Group, Inc. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "Jobing.com Arena". Ballparks.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ " Daktronics
Daktronics
Photo Gallery: Jobing.com Arena".  ^ TSN: NHL – Canada's Sports Leader ^ McCreary, Joedy (April 8, 2010). "Carolina to host 2011 NHL All-Star game". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on January 5, 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-14.  ^ Branecky, Paul (January 21, 2010). "Canes Bidding to Host 2011 All-Star Game". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on January 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-17.  ^ New Phoenix Coyotes owners want to bring NHL All-Star Game to Arizona ^ http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/schedule/_/name/ari/year/2015/arizona-coyotes ^ http://www.glendaleaz.com/finance/documents/CityofGlendaleBudgetPackage2015-16.pdf ^ Corbett, Peter. "Glendale council votes to kill Coyotes deal". AZCentral.com. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 11 June 2015.  ^ Sunnucks, Mike. "Glendale votes to kill deal with Arizona Coyotes". BizJournals.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015.  ^ Glendale council unanimously approves new Coyotes arena deal ^ "Jobing.com, Glendale Arena
Arena
deal confirmed". Phoenix Business Journal. American City Business Journals. October 25, 2006. Retrieved November 10, 2013.  ^ "With New Naming Rights to Their Arena, Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Make Economic Statement". Bleacher Report. August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.  ^ "An Arizona tribe is going to be the first to have naming rights to a professional sports arena". Washington Post. August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.  ^ Bette Midler
Bette Midler
wows Glendale Arena
Arena
crowd ^ Glendale's Gila River Arena
Arena
concert attendance short of projections ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jobing.com Arena.

Gila River Arena

Preceded by America West Arena Home of the Arizona Coyotes 2003 – present Succeeded by Incumbent

v t e

Current arenas in the National Hockey League

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

Air Canada Centre Amalie Arena BB&T Center Bell Centre Canadian Tire Centre KeyBank Center Little Caesars Arena TD Garden

Metropolitan

Barclays Center Capital One Arena Madison Square Garden Nationwide Arena PNC Arena PPG Paints Arena Prudential Center Wells Fargo Center

Western Conference

Central

American Airlines Center Bell MTS Place Bridgestone Arena Pepsi Center Scottrade Center United Center Xcel Energy Center

Pacific

Gila River Arena Honda Center Rogers Arena Rogers Place SAP Center
SAP Center
at San Jose Scotiabank Saddledome Staples Center T-Mobile Arena

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Arizona Coyotes

Formerly the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets and Phoenix Coyotes Founded in 1972 Based in Glendale, Arizona

Franchise

Team General managers Coaches Players Captains Draft picks (Expansion draft) Seasons Current season

History

Bankruptcy Records Award winners Retired numbers

Personnel

Owner Andrew Barroway General manager John Chayka Head coach Rick Tocchet Team captain Vacant Current roster

Arenas

America West Arena Gila River Arena

Affiliates

AHL Tucson Roadrunners ECHL Fort Wayne Komets

Media

TV FSArizona KAZT-TV Radio KGME

Culture and lore

Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets Howler

v t e

Arizona State Sun Devils men's ice hockey

Playing venues

Oceanside Ice Arena
Arena
(2015–present) Gila River Arena
Arena
(alternate, 2015–present)

Head coaches

Greg Powers (2015–present)

Conference affiliations

Independent (2015–Present)

Culture & lore

Desert Hockey Classic

Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

v t e

Music venues of Arizona

Outdoor venues

Ak-Chin Pavilion Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater Chase Field Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium Mesa Amphitheatre The Pool at Talking Stick Salt River Fields Sun Bowl Amphitheatre Sun Devil Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium

Theaters and clubs

Celebrity Theatre Chandler Center for the Arts Club Congress Comerica Theatre Fox Tucson Theatre Gammage Memorial Auditorium Marquee Theatre The Mason Jar Mesa Arts Center Modified Arts Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theatre Phoenix Symphony Hall Rialto Theatre Rhythm Room Safford Center for the Arts The Showroom at Talking Stick Skrappys Trunk Space Tempe Center for the Arts Tucson Music Hall

Arenas

Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum Equidome Arena GCU Arena Gila River Arena Mojave Crossing Prescott Valley Event Center Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena Tucson Arena Walkup Skydome Wells Fargo Arena

Historic venues

Compton Terrace Graham Central Station Long Wong's P

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Gila River Arena
Arena
(originally Glendale Arena
Arena
and formerly Jobing.com Arena) is a sports and entertainment arena in Glendale, Arizona. It is located about 12.5 miles (20.1 km) northwest of downtown Phoenix. The Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL) has been the primary tenant since the building opened on December 26, 2003. It sits on the north side of West Maryland Avenue across from University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the National Football League's (NFL) Arizona Cardinals. The venue anchors the City of Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District just east of Arizona Loop 101. The now-defunct Arizona Sting also had played four National Lacrosse League (NLL) seasons at the arena until their 13–11 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks in the 2007 Champion's Cup game. Negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement originally delayed the start of the 2008 NLL season, but the Sting did not participate. They eventually ceased operations in 2009. Completed at a construction cost of US$220 million, it seats 17,125 for hockey and lacrosse, 18,300 for basketball and about 19,000 for concert events. The arena has 3,075 club seats and 87 luxury suites (including two Luxury Tower Suites). It also features a completely integrated video, scoring and advertising system from Daktronics.[8]

Contents

1 History 2 Naming rights 3 Other events 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

Gila River Arena
Arena
before a Coyotes game; from south end, looking north

Gila River Arena
Arena
before a Coyotes game; from west side, looking east

The arena's construction broke ground on April 3, 2002 and the Coyotes moved into the arena in late 2003. Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers provided structural engineering for the arena. After relocating from Winnipeg
Winnipeg
on July 1, 1996, the team had spent its first 7½ seasons at America West Arena
Arena
(now the Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena) in downtown Phoenix. The AWA was not an old arena (it had made its debut as the new home of the NBA's Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
only four years earlier in 1992) but it was primarily designed for NBA basketball. It was quickly retrofitted for hockey. However, the arena floor was just barely large enough to fit a regulation hockey rink, and several seats had badly obstructed views. As a result, before the team's second season in Phoenix, its hockey capacity had to be cut down from over 18,000 seats to just over 16,000—the second-smallest capacity in the NHL at the time. After the Colorado Avalanche moved from McNichols Sports Arena into Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
in 1999, and the Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
moved from the Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
to Air Canada Centre
Air Canada Centre
later in the same season, America West Arena
Arena
was the smallest NHL venue. A small section of seats on the lower level actually hung over the boards, obstructing the views for up to 3,000 spectators. When the Coyotes were sold to a partnership led by Steve Ellman, that group committed to building a new arena in suburban Glendale. With agreements signed with the city of Glendale in 2001, the venue opened midway through the 2003–04 NHL season
2003–04 NHL season
as the Glendale Arena
Arena
on December 26, 2003, with the Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League defeating the Vancouver Ravens, 16–12, the 2004 NLL season opener. The first NHL game was held the next evening, as the Coyotes dropped a 3–1 decision to the Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
on December 27, 2003. The arena was originally scheduled to receive the 2006 National Hockey League All-Star Game. However, the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement signed following the 2004–05 lockout cancelled the game, as under the terms of the new agreement, the All-Star Game would not be held during the year of the Winter Olympics in order for players to participate in the Games. Many expected Glendale to gain the 2009 NHL All-Star Game as compensation; however, the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
and their arena, Bell Centre, were awarded the 2009 All-Star Game to celebrate the team's centennial.[9] Jobing.com Arena
Arena
then was awarded the 2011 edition, but due to the ongoing bankruptcy case, potential ownership changes in the Coyotes organization, and the possibility of relocation, the NHL decided to reopen bidding to host the game, which went on to the Carolina Hurricanes' RBC Center.[10][11] The Coyotes' current owners, IceArizona, are still interested in getting an All-Star Game in Glendale.[12] Beginning in 2005, the venue has been host to the Arizona state high school basketball, volleyball, wrestling and cheerleading tournaments in a mega-event called "February Frenzy", as the result of a formal agreement between the city of Glendale and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). The Arizona Sting did not play after the 2007 season and fully ceased operations in 2009. Since 2004, the PBR's Built Ford Tough Series
Built Ford Tough Series
bull riding tour has hosted an annual event at this venue (except for 2006 when the event was held at Chase Field). Prior to the 2009–2010 season, this was the only current NHL arena to have never hosted a playoff game, as the Coyotes' last playoff appearance was in 2002 when they still played home games in downtown Phoenix. However, the team qualified for the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, ending that drought. They played the Red Wings and lost the series 4–3. The 2010–2011 Coyotes season ended at Jobing.com Arena with a 4-game sweep of the Coyotes by the Detroit Red Wings. The arena saw extra action during the 2011–12 NHL season
2011–12 NHL season
as the Coyotes not only qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive season, but advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in team history, losing to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings in five games. Every home playoff game as in years past featured a "White Out", continuing the tradition of years past in both Phoenix and Winnipeg
Winnipeg
playoff series of giving fans white T-shirts to wear for the games. The Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
missed the playoffs during the next 3 seasons, concluding the second half of the 2014–2015 season with a NHL worst record of 8–29–4.[13] Losses mounted toward the $50 million, 5-year out clause for the Coyotes. Coyotes ownership continued to revolve, as Philadelphia hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway was announced as the new majority owner in December 2014, only to back out as majority owner less than 6 months later. Losses for the City of Glendale on the arena management agreement continued to run at nearly $10 million annually.[14] On June 10, 2015, the Glendale City Council voted to terminate the arena contract with IceArizona. Mayor Jerry Weiers, Vice Mayor Ian Hugh and council members Jamie Aldama, Lauren Tolmachoff, and Bart Turner cited conflict of interest laws asserted to apply to Craig Tindall, former Glendale city attorney. Tindall was hired by IceArizona about seven weeks after the city originally approved the IceArizona contract. Councilmen Samuel Chavira and Gary Sherwood opposed voiding the contract. IceArizona has threatened legal action against the city.[15][16] On July 27, a new deal was arranged where Glendale's management deal was reduced from $15 to $6.5 million per year, while the Coyotes would get all the ticket and ancillary revenue from hockey and concerts at Gila River Arena
Arena
for up to two years.[17] Naming rights[edit] Naming rights to the arena were initially held by Jobing.com—a Phoenix-based employment website—under a 10-year, $30 million deal established in October 2006.[18] On August 13, 2014, the Coyotes terminated their naming rights deal with Jobing.com, and announced a new nine-year naming rights and sponsorship deal with Gila River Casinos—a group of tribal casinos controlled by the Gila River Indian Community. No financial terms were announced. Team CEO Anthony LeBlanc described the new naming rights deal as the "most significant deal" made by the team under its new IceArizona ownership.[19] With the deal, the Gila River community became the first federally recognized Native American tribe to hold a naming rights deal with a venue for one of the major North American professional sports leagues.[20] Other events[edit] The first musical concert at the then-Glendale Arena
Arena
was by Bette Midler on February 13, 2004.[21] While the arena gets fewer events than Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena
Arena
in Phoenix, Gila River Arena
Arena
averages 14 non-hockey events per year.[22] During Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX
at nearby University of Phoenix Stadium, the Gila River Arena
Arena
hosted a "Super Bowl Club" hospitality event prior to the game.[23] In July 2016, the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers
announced their playoffs schedule plans which included moving the ArenaBowl to Gila River Arena
Arena
due to scheduling conflicts with their usual home Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena. The game became official on August 13 when the Rattlers won the National Conference Championship and clinched home field advantage for the ArenaBowl. On August 26, 2016, the arena officially hosted ArenaBowl XXIX, which featured the Philadelphia Soul and the Arizona Rattlers in front of 13,390 fans. This not only became the first Rattler home game to take place outside of their original home but became the first ever event at Gila River Arena
Arena
to be broadcast across the country on ESPN. References[edit]

^ "Coyotes Purchased by IceArizona, Will Change Name to Arizona Coyotes After Next Season". New England Sports Network. Fenway Sports Group/Delaware North. August 5, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013.  ^ Flannery, Pat (December 27, 2003). "Today's the Day. This Is Just the Beginning: A Milestone in West Side's Rise". The Arizona Republic. Phoenix. Retrieved March 7, 2012.  ^ Jobing.com Arena
Arena
architect: Populous ^ "Jobing.com Arena". ICON Venue Group. December 26, 2003. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "JAMA / Sports & Recreation". John A. Martin & Associates Inc. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "Creating Exceptional Environments". Syska Hennessy
Syska Hennessy
Group, Inc. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "Jobing.com Arena". Ballparks.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ " Daktronics
Daktronics
Photo Gallery: Jobing.com Arena".  ^ TSN: NHL – Canada's Sports Leader ^ McCreary, Joedy (April 8, 2010). "Carolina to host 2011 NHL All-Star game". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on January 5, 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-14.  ^ Branecky, Paul (January 21, 2010). "Canes Bidding to Host 2011 All-Star Game". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on January 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-17.  ^ New Phoenix Coyotes owners want to bring NHL All-Star Game to Arizona ^ http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/schedule/_/name/ari/year/2015/arizona-coyotes ^ http://www.glendaleaz.com/finance/documents/CityofGlendaleBudgetPackage2015-16.pdf ^ Corbett, Peter. "Glendale council votes to kill Coyotes deal". AZCentral.com. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 11 June 2015.  ^ Sunnucks, Mike. "Glendale votes to kill deal with Arizona Coyotes". BizJournals.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015.  ^ Glendale council unanimously approves new Coyotes arena deal ^ "Jobing.com, Glendale Arena
Arena
deal confirmed". Phoenix Business Journal. American City Business Journals. October 25, 2006. Retrieved November 10, 2013.  ^ "With New Naming Rights to Their Arena, Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Make Economic Statement". Bleacher Report. August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.  ^ "An Arizona tribe is going to be the first to have naming rights to a professional sports arena". Washington Post. August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.  ^ Bette Midler
Bette Midler
wows Glendale Arena
Arena
crowd ^ Glendale's Gila River Arena
Arena
concert attendance short of projections ^ [1]

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Gila River Arena
Arena
(originally Glendale Arena
Arena
and formerly Jobing.com Arena) is a sports and entertainment arena in Glendale, Arizona. It is located about 12.5 miles (20.1 km) northwest of downtown Phoenix. The Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL) has been the primary tenant since the building opened on December 26, 2003. It sits on the north side of West Maryland Avenue across from University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the National Football League's (NFL) Arizona Cardinals. The venue anchors the City of Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District just east of Arizona Loop 101. The now-defunct Arizona Sting also had played four National Lacrosse League (NLL) seasons at the arena until their 13–11 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks in the 2007 Champion's Cup game. Negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement originally delayed the start of the 2008 NLL season, but the Sting did not participate. They eventually ceased operations in 2009. Completed at a construction cost of US$220 million, it seats 17,125 for hockey and lacrosse, 18,300 for basketball and about 19,000 for concert events. The arena has 3,075 club seats and 87 luxury suites (including two Luxury Tower Suites). It also features a completely integrated video, scoring and advertising system from Daktronics.[8]

Contents

1 History 2 Naming rights 3 Other events 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

Gila River Arena
Arena
before a Coyotes game; from south end, looking north

Gila River Arena
Arena
before a Coyotes game; from west side, looking east

The arena's construction broke ground on April 3, 2002 and the Coyotes moved into the arena in late 2003. Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers provided structural engineering for the arena. After relocating from Winnipeg
Winnipeg
on July 1, 1996, the team had spent its first 7½ seasons at America West Arena
Arena
(now the Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena) in downtown Phoenix. The AWA was not an old arena (it had made its debut as the new home of the NBA's Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
only four years earlier in 1992) but it was primarily designed for NBA basketball. It was quickly retrofitted for hockey. However, the arena floor was just barely large enough to fit a regulation hockey rink, and several seats had badly obstructed views. As a result, before the team's second season in Phoenix, its hockey capacity had to be cut down from over 18,000 seats to just over 16,000—the second-smallest capacity in the NHL at the time. After the Colorado Avalanche moved from McNichols Sports Arena into Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
in 1999, and the Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
moved from the Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
to Air Canada Centre
Air Canada Centre
later in the same season, America West Arena
Arena
was the smallest NHL venue. A small section of seats on the lower level actually hung over the boards, obstructing the views for up to 3,000 spectators. When the Coyotes were sold to a partnership led by Steve Ellman, that group committed to building a new arena in suburban Glendale. With agreements signed with the city of Glendale in 2001, the venue opened midway through the 2003–04 NHL season
2003–04 NHL season
as the Glendale Arena
Arena
on December 26, 2003, with the Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League defeating the Vancouver Ravens, 16–12, the 2004 NLL season opener. The first NHL game was held the next evening, as the Coyotes dropped a 3–1 decision to the Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
on December 27, 2003. The arena was originally scheduled to receive the 2006 National Hockey League All-Star Game. However, the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement signed following the 2004–05 lockout cancelled the game, as under the terms of the new agreement, the All-Star Game would not be held during the year of the Winter Olympics in order for players to participate in the Games. Many expected Glendale to gain the 2009 NHL All-Star Game as compensation; however, the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
and their arena, Bell Centre, were awarded the 2009 All-Star Game to celebrate the team's centennial.[9] Jobing.com Arena
Arena
then was awarded the 2011 edition, but due to the ongoing bankruptcy case, potential ownership changes in the Coyotes organization, and the possibility of relocation, the NHL decided to reopen bidding to host the game, which went on to the Carolina Hurricanes' RBC Center.[10][11] The Coyotes' current owners, IceArizona, are still interested in getting an All-Star Game in Glendale.[12] Beginning in 2005, the venue has been host to the Arizona state high school basketball, volleyball, wrestling and cheerleading tournaments in a mega-event called "February Frenzy", as the result of a formal agreement between the city of Glendale and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). The Arizona Sting did not play after the 2007 season and fully ceased operations in 2009. Since 2004, the PBR's Built Ford Tough Series
Built Ford Tough Series
bull riding tour has hosted an annual event at this venue (except for 2006 when the event was held at Chase Field). Prior to the 2009–2010 season, this was the only current NHL arena to have never hosted a playoff game, as the Coyotes' last playoff appearance was in 2002 when they still played home games in downtown Phoenix. However, the team qualified for the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, ending that drought. They played the Red Wings and lost the series 4–3. The 2010–2011 Coyotes season ended at Jobing.com Arena with a 4-game sweep of the Coyotes by the Detroit Red Wings. The arena saw extra action during the 2011–12 NHL season
2011–12 NHL season
as the Coyotes not only qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive season, but advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in team history, losing to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings in five games. Every home playoff game as in years past featured a "White Out", continuing the tradition of years past in both Phoenix and Winnipeg
Winnipeg
playoff series of giving fans white T-shirts to wear for the games. The Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
missed the playoffs during the next 3 seasons, concluding the second half of the 2014–2015 season with a NHL worst record of 8–29–4.[13] Losses mounted toward the $50 million, 5-year out clause for the Coyotes. Coyotes ownership continued to revolve, as Philadelphia hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway was announced as the new majority owner in December 2014, only to back out as majority owner less than 6 months later. Losses for the City of Glendale on the arena management agreement continued to run at nearly $10 million annually.[14] On June 10, 2015, the Glendale City Council voted to terminate the arena contract with IceArizona. Mayor Jerry Weiers, Vice Mayor Ian Hugh and council members Jamie Aldama, Lauren Tolmachoff, and Bart Turner cited conflict of interest laws asserted to apply to Craig Tindall, former Glendale city attorney. Tindall was hired by IceArizona about seven weeks after the city originally approved the IceArizona contract. Councilmen Samuel Chavira and Gary Sherwood opposed voiding the contract. IceArizona has threatened legal action against the city.[15][16] On July 27, a new deal was arranged where Glendale's management deal was reduced from $15 to $6.5 million per year, while the Coyotes would get all the ticket and ancillary revenue from hockey and concerts at Gila River Arena
Arena
for up to two years.[17] Naming rights[edit] Naming rights to the arena were initially held by Jobing.com—a Phoenix-based employment website—under a 10-year, $30 million deal established in October 2006.[18] On August 13, 2014, the Coyotes terminated their naming rights deal with Jobing.com, and announced a new nine-year naming rights and sponsorship deal with Gila River Casinos—a group of tribal casinos controlled by the Gila River Indian Community. No financial terms were announced. Team CEO Anthony LeBlanc described the new naming rights deal as the "most significant deal" made by the team under its new IceArizona ownership.[19] With the deal, the Gila River community became the first federally recognized Native American tribe to hold a naming rights deal with a venue for one of the major North American professional sports leagues.[20] Other events[edit] The first musical concert at the then-Glendale Arena
Arena
was by Bette Midler on February 13, 2004.[21] While the arena gets fewer events than Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena
Arena
in Phoenix, Gila River Arena
Arena
averages 14 non-hockey events per year.[22] During Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX
at nearby University of Phoenix Stadium, the Gila River Arena
Arena
hosted a "Super Bowl Club" hospitality event prior to the game.[23] In July 2016, the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers
announced their playoffs schedule plans which included moving the ArenaBowl to Gila River Arena
Arena
due to scheduling conflicts with their usual home Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena. The game became official on August 13 when the Rattlers won the National Conference Championship and clinched home field advantage for the ArenaBowl. On August 26, 2016, the arena officially hosted ArenaBowl XXIX, which featured the Philadelphia Soul and the Arizona Rattlers in front of 13,390 fans. This not only became the first Rattler home game to take place outside of their original home but became the first ever event at Gila River Arena
Arena
to be broadcast across the country on ESPN. References[edit]

^ "Coyotes Purchased by IceArizona, Will Change Name to Arizona Coyotes After Next Season". New England Sports Network. Fenway Sports Group/Delaware North. August 5, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013.  ^ Flannery, Pat (December 27, 2003). "Today's the Day. This Is Just the Beginning: A Milestone in West Side's Rise". The Arizona Republic. Phoenix. Retrieved March 7, 2012.  ^ Jobing.com Arena
Arena
architect: Populous ^ "Jobing.com Arena". ICON Venue Group. December 26, 2003. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "JAMA / Sports & Recreation". John A. Martin & Associates Inc. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "Creating Exceptional Environments". Syska Hennessy
Syska Hennessy
Group, Inc. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "Jobing.com Arena". Ballparks.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ " Daktronics
Daktronics
Photo Gallery: Jobing.com Arena".  ^ TSN: NHL – Canada's Sports Leader ^ McCreary, Joedy (April 8, 2010). "Carolina to host 2011 NHL All-Star game". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on January 5, 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-14.  ^ Branecky, Paul (January 21, 2010). "Canes Bidding to Host 2011 All-Star Game". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on January 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-17.  ^ New Phoenix Coyotes owners want to bring NHL All-Star Game to Arizona ^ http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/schedule/_/name/ari/year/2015/arizona-coyotes ^ http://www.glendaleaz.com/finance/documents/CityofGlendaleBudgetPackage2015-16.pdf ^ Corbett, Peter. "Glendale council votes to kill Coyotes deal". AZCentral.com. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 11 June 2015.  ^ Sunnucks, Mike. "Glendale votes to kill deal with Arizona Coyotes". BizJournals.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015.  ^ Glendale council unanimously approves new Coyotes arena deal ^ "Jobing.com, Glendale Arena
Arena
deal confirmed". Phoenix Business Journal. American City Business Journals. October 25, 2006. Retrieved November 10, 2013.  ^ "With New Naming Rights to Their Arena, Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Make Economic Statement". Bleacher Report. August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.  ^ "An Arizona tribe is going to be the first to have naming rights to a professional sports arena". Washington Post. August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.  ^ Bette Midler
Bette Midler
wows Glendale Arena
Arena
crowd ^ Glendale's Gila River Arena
Arena
concert attendance short of projections ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jobing.com Arena.

Gila River Arena

Preceded by America West Arena Home of the Arizona Coyotes 2003 – present Succeeded by Incumbent

v t e

Current arenas in the National Hockey League

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

Air Canada Centre Amalie Arena BB&T Center Bell Centre Canadian Tire Centre KeyBank Center Little Caesars Arena TD Garden

Metropolitan

Barclays Center Capital One Arena Madison Square Garden Nationwide Arena PNC Arena PPG Paints Arena Prudential Center Wells Fargo Center

Western Conference

Central

American Airlines Center Bell MTS Place Bridgestone Arena Pepsi Center Scottrade Center United Center Xcel Energy Center

Pacific

Gila River Arena Honda Center Rogers Arena Rogers Place SAP Center
SAP Center
at San Jose Scotiabank Saddledome Staples Center T-Mobile Arena

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Arizona Coyotes

Formerly the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets and Phoenix Coyotes Founded in 1972 Based in Glendale, Arizona

Franchise

Team General managers Coaches Players Captains Draft picks (Expansion draft) Seasons Current season

History

Bankruptcy Records Award winners Retired numbers

Personnel

Owner Andrew Barroway General manager John Chayka Head coach Rick Tocchet Team captain Vacant Current roster

Arenas

America West Arena Gila River Arena

Affiliates

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Media

TV FSArizona KAZT-TV Radio KGME

Culture and lore

Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Jets Howler

v t e

Arizona State Sun Devils men's ice hockey

Playing venues

Oceanside Ice Arena
Arena
(2015–present) Gila River Arena
Arena
(alternate, 2015–present)

Head coaches

Greg Powers (2015–present)

Conference affiliations

Independent (2015–Present)

Culture & lore

Desert Hockey Classic

Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

v t e

Music venues of Arizona

Outdoor venues

Ak-Chin Pavilion Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater Chase Field Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium Mesa Amphitheatre The Pool at Talking Stick Salt River Fields Sun Bowl Amphitheatre Sun Devil Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium

Theaters and clubs

Celebrity Theatre Chandler Center for the Arts Club Congress Comerica Theatre Fox Tucson Theatre Gammage Memorial Auditorium Marquee Theatre The Mason Jar Mesa Arts Center Modified Arts Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theatre Phoenix Symphony Hall Rialto Theatre Rhythm Room Safford Center for the Arts The Showroom at Talking Stick Skrappys Trunk Space Tempe Center for the Arts Tucson Music Hall

Arenas

Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum Equidome Arena GCU Arena Gila River Arena Mojave Crossing Prescott Valley Event Center Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena Tucson Arena Walkup Skydome Wells Fargo Arena

Historic venues

Compton Terrace Graham Central Station Long Wong's P

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Gila River Arena
Arena
(originally Glendale Arena
Arena
and formerly Jobing.com Arena) is a sports and entertainment arena in Glendale, Arizona. It is located about 12.5 miles (20.1 km) northwest of downtown Phoenix. The Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL) has been the primary tenant since the building opened on December 26, 2003. It sits on the north side of West Maryland Avenue across from University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the National Football League's (NFL) Arizona Cardinals. The venue anchors the City of Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District just east of Arizona Loop 101. The now-defunct Arizona Sting also had played four National Lacrosse League (NLL) seasons at the arena until their 13–11 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks in the 2007 Champion's Cup game. Negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement originally delayed the start of the 2008 NLL season, but the Sting did not participate. They eventually ceased operations in 2009. Completed at a construction cost of US$220 million, it seats 17,125 for hockey and lacrosse, 18,300 for basketball and about 19,000 for concert events. The arena has 3,075 club seats and 87 luxury suites (including two Luxury Tower Suites). It also features a completely integrated video, scoring and advertising system from Daktronics.[8]

Contents

1 History 2 Naming rights 3 Other events 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

Gila River Arena
Arena
before a Coyotes game; from south end, looking north

Gila River Arena
Arena
before a Coyotes game; from west side, looking east

The arena's construction broke ground on April 3, 2002 and the Coyotes moved into the arena in late 2003. Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers provided structural engineering for the arena. After relocating from Winnipeg
Winnipeg
on July 1, 1996, the team had spent its first 7½ seasons at America West Arena
Arena
(now the Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena) in downtown Phoenix. The AWA was not an old arena (it had made its debut as the new home of the NBA's Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
only four years earlier in 1992) but it was primarily designed for NBA basketball. It was quickly retrofitted for hockey. However, the arena floor was just barely large enough to fit a regulation hockey rink, and several seats had badly obstructed views. As a result, before the team's second season in Phoenix, its hockey capacity had to be cut down from over 18,000 seats to just over 16,000—the second-smallest capacity in the NHL at the time. After the Colorado Avalanche moved from McNichols Sports Arena into Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
in 1999, and the Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
moved from the Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
to Air Canada Centre
Air Canada Centre
later in the same season, America West Arena
Arena
was the smallest NHL venue. A small section of seats on the lower level actually hung over the boards, obstructing the views for up to 3,000 spectators. When the Coyotes were sold to a partnership led by Steve Ellman, that group committed to building a new arena in suburban Glendale. With agreements signed with the city of Glendale in 2001, the venue opened midway through the 2003–04 NHL season
2003–04 NHL season
as the Glendale Arena
Arena
on December 26, 2003, with the Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League defeating the Vancouver Ravens, 16–12, the 2004 NLL season opener. The first NHL game was held the next evening, as the Coyotes dropped a 3–1 decision to the Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
on December 27, 2003. The arena was originally scheduled to receive the 2006 National Hockey League All-Star Game. However, the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement signed following the 2004–05 lockout cancelled the game, as under the terms of the new agreement, the All-Star Game would not be held during the year of the Winter Olympics in order for players to participate in the Games. Many expected Glendale to gain the 2009 NHL All-Star Game as compensation; however, the Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
and their arena, Bell Centre, were awarded the 2009 All-Star Game to celebrate the team's centennial.[9] Jobing.com Arena
Arena
then was awarded the 2011 edition, but due to the ongoing bankruptcy case, potential ownership changes in the Coyotes organization, and the possibility of relocation, the NHL decided to reopen bidding to host the game, which went on to the Carolina Hurricanes' RBC Center.[10][11] The Coyotes' current owners, IceArizona, are still interested in getting an All-Star Game in Glendale.[12] Beginning in 2005, the venue has been host to the Arizona state high school basketball, volleyball, wrestling and cheerleading tournaments in a mega-event called "February Frenzy", as the result of a formal agreement between the city of Glendale and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). The Arizona Sting did not play after the 2007 season and fully ceased operations in 2009. Since 2004, the PBR's Built Ford Tough Series
Built Ford Tough Series
bull riding tour has hosted an annual event at this venue (except for 2006 when the event was held at Chase Field). Prior to the 2009–2010 season, this was the only current NHL arena to have never hosted a playoff game, as the Coyotes' last playoff appearance was in 2002 when they still played home games in downtown Phoenix. However, the team qualified for the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, ending that drought. They played the Red Wings and lost the series 4–3. The 2010–2011 Coyotes season ended at Jobing.com Arena with a 4-game sweep of the Coyotes by the Detroit Red Wings. The arena saw extra action during the 2011–12 NHL season
2011–12 NHL season
as the Coyotes not only qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive season, but advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in team history, losing to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings in five games. Every home playoff game as in years past featured a "White Out", continuing the tradition of years past in both Phoenix and Winnipeg
Winnipeg
playoff series of giving fans white T-shirts to wear for the games. The Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
missed the playoffs during the next 3 seasons, concluding the second half of the 2014–2015 season with a NHL worst record of 8–29–4.[13] Losses mounted toward the $50 million, 5-year out clause for the Coyotes. Coyotes ownership continued to revolve, as Philadelphia hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway was announced as the new majority owner in December 2014, only to back out as majority owner less than 6 months later. Losses for the City of Glendale on the arena management agreement continued to run at nearly $10 million annually.[14] On June 10, 2015, the Glendale City Council voted to terminate the arena contract with IceArizona. Mayor Jerry Weiers, Vice Mayor Ian Hugh and council members Jamie Aldama, Lauren Tolmachoff, and Bart Turner cited conflict of interest laws asserted to apply to Craig Tindall, former Glendale city attorney. Tindall was hired by IceArizona about seven weeks after the city originally approved the IceArizona contract. Councilmen Samuel Chavira and Gary Sherwood opposed voiding the contract. IceArizona has threatened legal action against the city.[15][16] On July 27, a new deal was arranged where Glendale's management deal was reduced from $15 to $6.5 million per year, while the Coyotes would get all the ticket and ancillary revenue from hockey and concerts at Gila River Arena
Arena
for up to two years.[17] Naming rights[edit] Naming rights to the arena were initially held by Jobing.com—a Phoenix-based employment website—under a 10-year, $30 million deal established in October 2006.[18] On August 13, 2014, the Coyotes terminated their naming rights deal with Jobing.com, and announced a new nine-year naming rights and sponsorship deal with Gila River Casinos—a group of tribal casinos controlled by the Gila River Indian Community. No financial terms were announced. Team CEO Anthony LeBlanc described the new naming rights deal as the "most significant deal" made by the team under its new IceArizona ownership.[19] With the deal, the Gila River community became the first federally recognized Native American tribe to hold a naming rights deal with a venue for one of the major North American professional sports leagues.[20] Other events[edit] The first musical concert at the then-Glendale Arena
Arena
was by Bette Midler on February 13, 2004.[21] While the arena gets fewer events than Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena
Arena
in Phoenix, Gila River Arena
Arena
averages 14 non-hockey events per year.[22] During Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX
at nearby University of Phoenix Stadium, the Gila River Arena
Arena
hosted a "Super Bowl Club" hospitality event prior to the game.[23] In July 2016, the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers
announced their playoffs schedule plans which included moving the ArenaBowl to Gila River Arena
Arena
due to scheduling conflicts with their usual home Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort
Arena. The game became official on August 13 when the Rattlers won the National Conference Championship and clinched home field advantage for the ArenaBowl. On August 26, 2016, the arena officially hosted ArenaBowl XXIX, which featured the Philadelphia Soul and the Arizona Rattlers in front of 13,390 fans. This not only became the first Rattler home game to take place outside of their original home but became the first ever event at Gila River Arena
Arena
to be broadcast across the country on ESPN. References[edit]

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architect: Populous ^ "Jobing.com Arena". ICON Venue Group. December 26, 2003. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "JAMA / Sports & Recreation". John A. Martin & Associates Inc. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "Creating Exceptional Environments". Syska Hennessy
Syska Hennessy
Group, Inc. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ "Jobing.com Arena". Ballparks.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.  ^ " Daktronics
Daktronics
Photo Gallery: Jobing.com Arena".  ^ TSN: NHL – Canada's Sports Leader ^ McCreary, Joedy (April 8, 2010). "Carolina to host 2011 NHL All-Star game". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on January 5, 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-14.  ^ Branecky, Paul (January 21, 2010). "Canes Bidding to Host 2011 All-Star Game". National Hockey League. Archived from the original on January 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-17.  ^ New Phoenix Coyotes owners want to bring NHL All-Star Game to Arizona ^ http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/schedule/_/name/ari/year/2015/arizona-coyotes ^ http://www.glendaleaz.com/finance/documents/CityofGlendaleBudgetPackage2015-16.pdf ^ Corbett, Peter. "Glendale council votes to kill Coyotes deal". AZCentral.com. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 11 June 2015.  ^ Sunnucks, Mike. "Glendale votes to kill deal with Arizona Coyotes". BizJournals.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015.  ^ Glendale council unanimously approves new Coyotes arena deal ^ "Jobing.com, Glendale Arena
Arena
deal confirmed". Phoenix Business Journal. American City Business Journals. October 25, 2006. Retrieved November 10, 2013.  ^ "With New Naming Rights to Their Arena, Arizona Coyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Make Economic Statement". Bleacher Report. August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.  ^ "An Arizona tribe is going to be the first to have naming rights to a professional sports arena". Washington Post. August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.  ^ Bette Midler
Bette Midler
wows Glendale Arena
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crowd ^ Glendale's Gila River Arena
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concert attendance short of projections ^ [1]

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