Jobing Now Gila River Arena Arena in Glendale, Ariz., has been renamed Gila River Arena.  

Photo: Paul Kucher
in Glendale, Ariz. 

The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, which calls the arena home, and the Gila River Casinos announced a nine-year partnership that was approved by the Glendale City Council Sept. 9.

It is the first naming-rights deal by a federally recognized tribe – the Gila River Indian Community – with a venue for one of the four major professional sports leagues.