Discussions Begin to Possibly Bring Hockey Team to Tucson

The Arizona Coyotes and the Springfield Falcons announced yesterday that the two clubs have signed an agreement for the Coyotes to purchase the Falcons American Hockey League (AHL) franchise and possibly move the team to Tucson.

The agreement is contingent on approval from AHL Board of Governors, finalizing closing conditions, and signing an arena lease agreement with the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). The Coyotes are in initial discussions with the City and Rio Nuevo to bring the team to Tucson for the 2016-2017 AHL season.