The Lockout Thread UPD 1/6 - framework of new CBA agreed to
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10-06-2012, 05:14 PM
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How bout they relocate the Coyotes to the heart of Phoenix? They're in Glendale, from what I've heard, a lot of people don't go because it's out of the way and takes 45 minutes to get there. Sure there are season ticket holders who go to most every game but they're making it difficult to grow the fanbase when it's hard for the team to get there. It's almost like if you were to put the Sharks in Dublin or in Salinas.
They still had financial issues in downtown Phoenix, though the arena wasn't suited for them and it was their first 8 years. I'm not really sure if they would have progressed much even if they had just fixed the downtown arena. I remember when they first moved they had to do little tutorial videos on how "easy" it was to drive to the new arena.
I do see where you're coming from though, I live 45 minutes away from San Jose and would definitely attend more if I lived closer.
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