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Coyotes, Suns Reportedly Discussed Sharing New Arena In Downtown Phoenix

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 15

Preliminary discussions "have already taken place about the possibility that the Coyotes will become one of the anchor tenants," along with the Suns, "in a new arena in downtown Phoenix," according to Scott Burnside of ESPN.com. A source said that there is also "preliminary interest in building a ne...

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