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As promised, Coyotes seek restraining order to stop Glendale from voiding lease

Coyotes Future Hockey

FILE - In this April 12, 2011, file photo, the Arena, home of the NHL hockey Phoenix Coyotes, sits empty before a Stanley Cup playoff game in Glendale, Ariz. The city of Glendale has called for a special meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, to determine whether to end an arena lease agreement with the Coyotes, further clouding the team’s future in the desert.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)


The Arizona Coyotes have unleashed the lawyers.

Following is a statement from the club in the wake of Wednesday’s vote by the City of Glendale:

“The Arizona Coyotes have acted to defend their rights and reaffirm their continuing commitment to their great fans by seeking a restraining order to stop the City of Glendale’s baseless attack on, and improper attempt to void, the Coyotes’ lawful and proper lease to play at Gila River Arena. The suit was filed in Maricopa County Superior Court against the City of Glendale, the Glendale City Council and other City officials.”

In addition to the restraining order, the Coyotes have said they could seek injunctive relief and file for damages.

Good times.

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