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Conspiracy Theory: SLC Coyotes?


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NHL has scheduled preseason games in Salt Lake City for this year, 2022, 2023.


"It has always been important for us to have a destination game in the preseason. We feel Salt Lake City, and the surrounding areas, are the ideal setting," said Kings President and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille.

NHL is always looking to expand its footprint in new markets.

Conspiracy theory: NHL is looking to test viability of Salt Lake City as a market for expansion/relocation.  Houston is the obvious first choice.  But if Houston is unavailable for any reason, Salt Lake City?  And the most obvious struggling franchise in the West is the Coyotes.  Could the Coyotes end up in Salt Lake City?

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2 minutes ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

Oh ok I see.  I mean, what is the capacity at this place now?  Doesn't look like too much more, maybe 15k?  If that?

It's 18k for the Jazz.  Not sure about hockey, as you can see they have to collapse a lot of seats to fit the ice.  They also mentioned during the broadcast that they can't sell all the seats because of sight lines. 

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125 million sounds like a lot but is at the lower end for renovations.


1. Barclays Center - $1+ (B)

2. Amway Center - $480 (M)

3. American Airlines Center - $420 (M)

4. Staples Center - $375 (M)

5. Air Canada Centre - $265 (M)

6. Moda Center - $262 (M)

7. Capital One Arena - $260 (M)

8. FedEx Forum - $250 (M)

9.  Philips Arena - $213.5 (M)

10.  American Airlines Arena - $213 (M)

23.  Vivint Smart Home Arena - $93 (M)


Considering a new arena can be 1 billion+

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