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Glendale Must Make Payment To Coyotes Despite Terminating Lease

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 29 / 15

The City of Glendale will make a "big payment" to the Coyotes following a pretrial conference today in Phoenix. A judge said the city must make its July 1 payment of $3.75M, and also increased the Coyotes' bond to $1M. After Glendale's "early termination of the lease agreement for the...

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