The Arizona Coyotes announced they're planning a new arena in Tempe along Town Lake, where a portion of ASU Carsten Golf Course stands.
The team is negotiating with Catellus Development Corporation, which is a developer for the Arizona State University Athletic Facilities District. The site of the proposed new arena is the Northwest corner of E. Rio Salado Parkway and South McClintock Drive.
The plan includes the construction of a 16,000-plus seat NHL arena for the Coyotes with an attached additional 4,000 seat multi-sport arena. The second arena will be used by Sun Devils Athletics, Coyotes practices, youth hockey practices and games and community events. A second phase of the project envisions a hotel and other amenities on the site.
"We are thrilled to partner with Catellus on this tremendous project that will include our future new home in the East Valley," said Coyotes Majority Owner, Chairman and Governor Andrew Barroway. "The Coyotes are committed to Arizona, and we are extremely excited about our bright future."
"As the first major partner for the ASU Athletic Facilities District, the Coyotes campus will generate momentum for this innovative, urban corridor," said Greg Weaver, Executive Vice President for Catellus Development Corporation. "We are excited to partner with the Coyotes for their new facility."
The Coyotes and Catellus are to create the budget, design and operational plan for the arena by June 30. The Coyotes will now focus on finalizing a partnership with other public sector constituents including the state and Tempe.