Arizona Coyotes troll fans by promising to back out of new arena plans
the coyotes’ future in Arizona is in doubt after voters shot down an NHL team’s plan for a multibillion-dollar entertainment district in Tempe.
Despite the recent suspension, the Coyotes plan to play at Mullett Arena on the campus of Arizona State University for the 2023-24 season.
The Coyotes social media team decided to lighten the mood amid the franchise’s tense situation. On Friday, the team’s Twitter account promised to reveal plans for a new arena if fans gathered enough likes on a certain tweet.
“Pack, if this tweet gets 20k likes by the end of the day we will release our new range plans,” the tweet said.
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About three hours later, the tweet apparently got enough likes, and the Coyotes delivered a funny video about their stadium plans.
“The wait is over. Click the link below,” the Coyotes account tweeted.
The link redirected fans to a website with “New Arena Plans” displayed at the top.
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Fans were Rickrolled. The website featured the video for Rick Astley’s 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
It was a subtle way of telling Coyotes supporters that the fight to keep the team long-term was not over.
On Thursday, the team’s social media team posted a poll, asking fans in which suburban city they would like to see a new arena.
Scottsdale, Arizona, was crowned the winner, with Mesa coming in second.
The uncertainty surrounding the franchise, which has been home to Arizona since 1996, has only fueled speculation that the team will soon move to another market.
Several cities are reported as potential landing spots the NHL franchise if he is finally packing up and moving.
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Markets such as Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City, Kansas City and Quebec City were mentioned.