Arizona Coyotes troll fans by promising to leak new arena plans

The coyotes Arizona’s future is in doubt after voters rejected the NHL team’s plan for a billion-dollar entertainment district in Tempe.

Despite the recent setback, the Coyotes plan to play at Mullett Arena on the Arizona State University campus in the 2023-24 season.

The Coyotes’ social media team decided to lighten the mood given the franchise’s tense situation. On Friday, the team’s Twitter account promised to unveil plans for a new arena if fans garnered enough likes for a particular tweet.

“Pack, if this tweet gets 20,000 likes by the end of the day, we’ll post our new arena plans,” the tweet reads.


General view of Mullett Arena

Mullett Arena prior to an NHL game between the Arizona Coyotes and the Winnipeg Jets on October 28, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

About three hours later, the tweet apparently garnered enough likes and the Coyotes posted a hilarious video about their so-called stadium plans.

“The wait is finally over. Click the link below,” the Coyotes account wrote in a tweet.

The link took fans to a website that said “New Arena Schedules” at the top.

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The fans loved it. The website featured the video for Rick Astley’s 1987 hit song “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

It was a subtle way of showing the Coyotes fans that the fight to keep the team going for the long term wasn’t over yet.

On Thursday, the team’s social media team released a poll asking fans in which suburban town they thought a new arena would be built.

Scottsdale, Arizona was crowned the winner, with Mesa finishing second by a wide margin.

The uncertainty surrounding the franchise, which has called Arizona home since 1996, has only led to speculation that the team will soon be relocating to another market.

Coyotes logo

The Arizona Coyotes logo in the middle of the ice before a game against the St. Louis Blues on October 18, 2021 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Several cities were rumored to be landing sites the NHL Franchise should ultimately pack it up and move.


Markets such as Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City, Kansas City and Quebec City were mentioned.

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