Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Coyotes President and General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the team has signed a long-term lease agreement with AT&s first major corporate tenant, AT<d, to construct the AT>d-designed $1,8 billion new ballpark at the Phoenix Convention Center.
The AT&rtgd-built ballpark will replace the existing Arizona Diamondbacks’ PNC Bank Stadium, home of the Arizona Diamond Dogs and the Arizona Rattlers.
The team is expected to open the new ballpark in late fall or early spring of 2021.
Maloney said that the lease will enable the team to begin construction on its new ballpark by the end of 2021, with construction of the stadium expected to be complete by late 2020.
“We are pleased to be able to commit to a long term lease with AT &t and will make this investment to provide our fans, players and staff with an amazing experience,” said Maloney.
“The new Phoenix Coyotes arena is a tremendous step forward in the revitalization of our downtown Phoenix area, and we are excited to partner with the AT <d team on this exciting project.”
The lease includes a five-year term that includes the team’s home opener in 2022.
The Arizona Diamonds have played at PNC Park since the franchise relocated from Cincinnati in 1982.
The Diamond Dogs were the first team in Major League Baseball to play their home games at PPC.
The Coyotes are the first professional team to host their first-ever NHL game in the new stadium.
The stadium will seat 16,854 for home games and 12,826 for away games.
“This new arena is an important piece of the Coyotes brand, and our fans deserve to be part of it,” said Coyotes President/General Manager John Chayka.
“With AT&<ds construction now complete, we are thrilled to bring this historic venue to our fans and the world.
The new Coyotes stadium will provide us with the best venue for our team to showcase our brand and our team identity, and the new arena will serve as a great venue for future events such as the 2020 Olympic Games.
We are looking forward to seeing the city of Phoenix in 2019 and beyond.”
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