Arizona Coyotes Lose Arena, Relocation Likely
The last 24 hours hasn’t been fun for the Arizona Coyotes and fans of the NHL franchise. It was announced earlier today that the Glendale City Council has voted to terminate the team’s current lease agreement citing “financial burdens”, which will likely end their time in Arizona.
The Coyotes will likely appeal the termination, but things certainly look bleak for the those hoping to keep the team put. According to SI.com,
After [termination], relocation would be inevitable—most likely to Quebec City, where the Centre Vidéotron is about to open its doors.
Of course this is a story that has no real significant meaning to the city of Louisville and their lack of a professional sports franchise, but it is still interesting nonetheless.
Most interesting is the possible relocation spot, Quebec City. A hockey crazed city that just so happens to have a $400 million dollar arena waiting to be filled. Or in other words, a city whose residents are passionately in favor of a sport and has the infrastructure to support a potential team. Sound familiar, Louisville?
Also worth noting that Louisville was once home to a professional hockey team. How cool would it be to bring an NHL version of the River Frogs back?
FWIW, I just discovered that the River Frogs logo was ranked the 4th worst hockey logo of all-time by some website named ginandtacos.com, which is absurd because I have it ranked as the best logo of all time.