NHL's Arizona Coyotes could be locked out of their home arena starting December 20 if bills aren't paid

그만큼 Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League could potentially be without access to their home arena later this month if delinquent taxes and back rent aren’t paid, according to a letter sent to team ownership from Glendale city manager Kevin Phelps.

더 애슬레틱 was the first to report this development. 이후 2003, the Coyotes have played at Gila River Arena in Glendale, just northwest of Phoenix.
The Arizona Department of Revenue has filed a Notice of State Tax Lien for unpaid taxes owed by IceArizona Hockey Company, LLC, which owns the Coyotes, according to a letter dated Wednesday from Phelps to Coyotes president and CEO Xavier Gutierrez.
    The lien amount is in excess of $ 1.3 백만, the letter says, of which approximately $ 250,000 is owed to the city of Glendale. 추가로, Phelps said he received notice from ASM Global, the arena manager, that there is an unpaid balance for the 2020-2021 시즌.
      If the taxes and back rent aren’t paid in full by 5 오후. 12 월 20, the Coyotes will not have access to the arena, the letter says. The city also is canceling the company’s business license and says the business can request an informal hearing by submitting a written request within 10 일.
        The Coyotes issued a statement late Wednesday night, according to ESPN and the Arizona Republic.
        We have already launched an investigation to determine how this could have happened and the initial indications are that it appears to be the result of an unfortunate human error,” 성명은 말했다.
          “상관없이, we deeply regret the inconvenience this has caused. We will make sure by tomorrow morning, the Arizona Coyotes are current on all of our bills and owe no state or local taxes whatsoever. And we will take immediate steps to ensure nothing like this can ever possibly happen again.
          CNN has reached out to the Coyotes and the NHL but has not heard back. CNN also has reached out to ASM Global for comment.
          8 월 19, the city announced in a press release it would not renew the operating agreement for the Coyotes beyond the 2021-2022 NHL season.
            구티에레스, in a statement that same day, 말했다, “We are disappointed by today’s unilateral decision by the City of Glendale to break off negotiations on a multi-year lease extension agreement. We are hopeful that they will reconsider a move that would primarily damage the small businesses and hard-working citizens of Glendale. We remain open to restarting good-faith negotiations with the City.
            “가장 중요한 것은, the Coyotes are one hundred percent committed to finding a long-term arena solution here in Arizona, and nothing will shake our determination to do what is right for our organization, residents of the entire Valley and, most important, our fans.

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