Court To Decide If Glendale To Pay Arizona Coyotes Quarterly Installment

By Alexandra Olgin
Published: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 5:05am
Updated: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3:05pm
(Photo by Alexandra Olgin - KJZZ News)

The Arizona Coyotes and City of Glendale are scheduled to meet in court Monday to decide whether the city has to make its quarterly payment to the hockey team.

An order temporarily keeping the lease agreement between the two parties in place didn’t address the payment issue. 

Timeline

June 10: The Glendale City Council voted to cancel the contract the with Arizona hockey team citing a conflict of interest law.

June 12: IceArizona, which manages the Coyotes, files a $200 lawsuit against the city. Judge Dawn Bergin issued an order temporarily keeping the lease agreement in place.

June 17: The city asked the court to modify the judge's original temporary restraining order. It argued it shouldn't have to pay the $3.75 million quarterly payment to Coyotes on July 1 for managing Gila River Arena for the past three months. The motion uses the explanation that Glendale is acting in the public interest by not using public funds to pay a void contract.

June 25: The team responded by pointing out the judge’s temporary restraining order keeps the contract in place and therefore argues the payment is due.  

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