Gila River Arena

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Gila River Arena

The Gila River Arena is a sports arena in Glendale, Arizona. The arena opened on December 26, 2003, and is the current home to the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). The arena was originally known as Glendale Arena until online company acquired naming rights in late 2006 for 10 years, which cost a reported $30 million. The building became Arena on January 1, 2007. In 2014, the team ended the contract with and reached a new deal with the Gila River Casinos, owned by a local tribe of Native Americans. The new arena name became official on September 10, 2014.[1]

The arena currently seats 17,125 people (17,534 with standing room). The Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) also played in the arena from 2003 to 2007.

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  1. "It's Official: Gila River Arena is New Name for Coyotes Home Rink" (Press release). Arizona Coyotes. September 10, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014. {{cite press release}}: Text "ARI" ignored (help); Text "home" ignored (help)