GLENDALE - The Arizona Coyotes announced a proposal Monday to build a 16,000-seat arena that would be the third home for the team since it moved to Arizona in 1996.
The proposed plan would have the Coyotes playing in Tempe near the main Arizona State University campus. The arena would include an attached 4,000-seat multi-sport arena that would be used for Coyotes practices as well as by ASU athletics and youth hockey teams.
The Coyotes' agreement with developer Catellus Development Corp. sets a June 30 deadline for creating the overall budget, design and operational plan for developing the arena.
The team has played in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale since 2003. Before that, the Coyotes had shared an arena with the NBA's Phoenix Suns in downtown Phoenix.