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LeBlanc Says Coyotes Have Found Site For New Arena, Does Not Disclose Location

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 27 / 16

Coyotes President, CEO & co-Owner Anthony LeBlanc said that the team has "identified a location for a new arena in the Phoenix area" but expects to be "playing at Gila River Arena in Glendale" through the '18-19 season, according to McLellan & Giblin of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. LeBlanc: "We're ...

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