Coyotes Lease SIGNED, SEALED, now need it DELIVERED

Today is the last day on the Mayan calendar. All is lost for humanity.

Greg Jamison Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Ahhh us Phoenix Coyotes fans are used to the gloom and doom of threatened hopelessness. But today is another indication we all may wake up tomorrow. Greg Jamison officially signed the lease which is reported to be a 20 year deal with around an avg. of $15 million per season. The management fee has clauses in it to protect the City of Glendale from missed games or canceled seasons. Also includes other events that will take place at Jobing.com Arena. This is indeed Good News for all supporting the club. Of course every ray of hope causes someone North of the border serious stomach pains.

Hopefully this will be another step in the right direction for the club. Of course a season would be nice.

Going forward the sides backing the Coyotes are looking to avoid a referendum that will only happen if a ton of signatures (over 3,000) are collected by 2 men who continue to cause waves with their simple minded thinking. One kept yelling “crooks….thiefs…bunch of fat cats”. Of course he had no facts to back up any of his claims.

Has the City of Glendale spent carelessly at times? Sure. In their defense it’s hard to imagine the financial crisis hitting Arizona and especially Glendale the hardest. The times seem to be changing in the favor of Glendale and the Coyotes. I just sure hope they do NOT change the name of the team. They came here as The Phoenix Coyotes. I hope they stay that way.

Good luck Desert Dawgs and their fans. If we all wake up tomorrow…..Let’s hope this deal get finalized and the NHL accepts the deal and we can call this finally closed and the Phoenix Coyotes can call Glendale HOME for decades to come.

Topics: City Of Glendale, Coyotes, Greg Jamison, NHL

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  • http://twitter.com/gfallar George Fallar

    A few problems.

    As far as anybody knows, Mr. Jamison has not yet signed the arena lease deal, however Glendale Acting City Manager Horatio Skeete signed it this morning. That is a huge step that resolves a lot of problems and potential problems.

    The latest referendum attempt requires nearly 7,000, admittedly “over 3,000″, and is sponsored by a man (Ken Jones) and a woman (Francine Romesburg). Because they had significant errors in their paperwork, any signatures gathered prior to December 14 are invalid.

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