Coyotes institute parking fees at two lots with reduced price for STH
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09-02-2013, 12:31 PM
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I don't think there is anything new here.
It's a bit of a shame that the new owners were forced by their new lease agreement into charging a minimum of $10 per car for hockey events, just when they are trying to improve the fan base, etc.
I think it was short-sighted on the part of the City of Glendale to insist on this right away.
It would have been better to give them a year to build the fan base and some momentum, and then introduce parking fees more slowly starting in the second year. After all, it is in the interests of both the owners and the COG for the Coyotes franchise to turn around and become successful within the next few years.
Glendale weren't the ones who insisted on a large AMF as a precondition of buying the franchise.
If the Ice Edge clowns find the parking hinders the growth of the franchise, then they should compensate Glendale for the lost revenue and drop the parking rates. But that would require using their own money, which as we know full well, they simply don't have.
The rates are, arguably, exorbitantly high. I doubt many Coyotes fans will find them as a shock though. There was no "ideal" deal that would save the franchise after Jamison flamed out. Higher prices on anything and everything was going to be inevitable with the clock reset to 5 years to make it work.
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