Coyotes' LeBlanc says arena news coming soon

Coyotes' LeBlanc says arena news coming soon

Published Jan. 27, 2016 6:33 p.m. ET

Arizona Coyotes co-owner Anthony LeBlanc, speaking with the Arizona Sports 98.7 Doug and Wolf show on Wednesday, said he's confident that the team will have an announcement regarding the team's future arena plans "by the end of the regular season."

The Coyotes' reworked deal with the City of Glendale to play at Gila River Arena expires at the end of the 2016-17 season, and LeBlanc has been exploring multiple options in the metro area -- including Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community or possible partnerships with the city of Phoenix or Arizona State University.

"I'm very positive that we will have something out in the community if not in the next month or two but certainly by the end of the regular season," LeBlanc said.

LeBlanc said discussions have turned "relatively serious in the last couple of weeks" and reitierated that the team is committed to staying in Arizona.


"The future of the Coyotes is incredibly strong in the state of Arizona," he said.

"The only rumors I'd like to hear stopped are some of the foolish ones . . . the ones that say that we're going to leave the state."