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Hulsizer Alters Terms Of Coyotes Deal, Agrees To Guarantee $75M Of Bonds
Published March 21, 2011
WHAT IF COYOTES LEFT? In Phoenix, Dan Bickley wrote, "If the Coyotes were forced to leave, the fallout would be more emotional than financial. Some sponsorship dollars would be reallocated among existing teams. The lowest price point in the market -- affordable suite deals at Jobing.com Arena -- would be eliminated. Yet the impact among competitors isn't Earth-shaking, and there would be little migration of hockey fans to other stadiums across the Valley." D'Backs President & CEO Derrick Hall said, "We think four teams are better. We can easily support four teams. We don't share the same ticket holders. I think we need all four." Suns President & CEO Rick Welts: "Our belief is we are rooting for them to stay. If they leave, it will change the way people view us as a big-league market. National advertisers pay attention to that" (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 3/20).