Bids In For Arena

Four bidders have submitted proposals to manage Arena in Glendale, home to the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes.

But the group trying to buy the team – Renaissance Sports & Entertainment – isn’t one of them.

The city released the names of the bidders to The Arizona Republic.

Glendale staff and consultants are combing through the proposals to select finalists.

Photo: Paul Kucher
in Glendale, Ariz. 

The Coyotes have played at the $220 million arena since it opened in December 2003.

The Glendale City Council is expected to vote June 25 on an arena-management contract.

One of the four bidders is Phoenix Arena Development Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns that manages US Airways Center.

The other three are Philadelphia-based SMG and two local firms – the Phoenix Monarch Group and R Entertainment.