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02-01-2013, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by RonSwanson View Post
Scottsdale is where the money is. Not Glendale.

It sounds like they went to Glendale because Glendale was the only city that was dumb enough to put up the money. If so, then shame on the Coyotes for deciding to go to poor location choice due to money.
With regards to where the money is, it is more North Scottsdale that is home to those who have the big money along with areas like Gold Caynon, NE Mesa, Paradise Valley, parts of Gilbert and Chandler, Carefree, much of Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Ahwatukee Foothills to name a few. It's in the East Valley (what half of the metro area is called) that has way more people with big money than in the West Valley where the Coyotes play.

But at the end of the day, regardless of what pro team it is here or where the money is, Phoenix AZ is bandwagon fairweather fan market overall with regards to the local pro teams there and the historic attendence numbers prove that. Hell the Suns took a major hit in attendence after Robert Sarver destoyed his own investment and last season didn't sellout one home game, not even against the Lakers and they play just a few miles down from where the Coyotes were looking to move to in Scottsdale.

Before the bankruptcy was filed, the city had a sweetheart lease over the owners of the team where if the team was to be relocated a $750 Million dollar relocation fee(depericated over time) was in place in the agreement. Sadly it was Judge Balm who chose to ignore the ruilings of the Islanders and the Pens with those leases held up in court and threw out the origional lease in Glendale.

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