The Arizona Coyotes promised to take the City of Glendale to court following a city council meeting in which the city voted 5-2 to void their lease agreement with the hockey team. The Coyotes released the following statement before filing the suit:
“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.”
A judge has given the Coyotes the temporary restraining order, meaning the lease is still in effect until further court proceedings can be hammered out.