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Arizona Coyotes Pay Overdue Bills to Avoid Arena Eviction

A couple walks past the Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes NHL hockey club, March 12, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes are all caught up on their bills. No eviction necessary. The hockey team in the desert paid off its overdue bills on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, a day after receiving word that the City of Glendale was going to lock them out of their arena if they didn't get caught up. Glendale city manager Kevin Phelps sent a letter on Wednesday informing the Coyotes they owe $1.3 million, including $250,000 to the city. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
A couple walks past the Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes NHL hockey club, March 12, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes are all caught up on their bills. No eviction necessary. The hockey team in the desert paid off its overdue bills on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, a day after receiving word that the City of Glendale was going to lock them out of their arena if they didn't get caught up. Glendale city manager Kevin Phelps sent a letter on Wednesday informing the Coyotes they owe $1.3 million, including $250,000 to the city. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
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Glendale, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Coyotes are all caught up on their bills. No eviction necessary.

The hockey team in the desert paid off its overdue taxes and other bills Thursday, a day after receiving word the city of Glendale was going to lock the Coyotes out of Gila River Arena if all outstanding debts to the city and the management company for the arena are not paid.