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Coyotes ex-owner Meruelo frustrated when asked an important question


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Julien Trekker
April 21, 2024  (12:56)
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Arizona Coyotes' owner Alex Meruelo and Gary Bettman, commissioner of the NHL, in a press conference.
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The owner of the Arizona Coyotes, Alex Meruelo, got furstrated when he was asked an important question at a press conference.

Things didn't turn the way Meruelo would've liked and now, the Coyotes are set to relocate to Salt Lake City. Even if he gets to keep the books, logos and name of the franchise, there's one thing he won'T be able to keep: the season-tickets holders' money.
In what was probably a tough few weeks for the business man, he lashed out on a reporter after he was asked about refunding the tickets.
"We'll look at it and address it immediately. Just, let me, give me a chance to breath a little bit. Just, it's been very, like Gary said, it's been very overwhelming."

Meruelo, who still hopes to get teh Coyotes back in the NHL in the coming years, didn't like the question. However, it did push them to send an email to the season tickets holders, in which they state that they need their support for the upcoming auction to buy a land on which to build their arena:
"The first step to reactivate the Coyotes comes on June 27th, when we
intend to win an Arizona State Land Department auction for 110 acres on
Scottsdale Road & the 101 in the City of Phoenix. We hope you will show
your support and join us there!"

"You are an integral part of our future, and we deeply appreciate your loyalty. While we focus our efforts on re-launching the Coyotes, we want to present you with your options as a valued season ticket member. Refunds will be processed and issued for Coyotes season ticket members for the 2024-25 season. We intend to honor all obligations under your season ticket member agreement. We will provide you with additional information next week on how to request refunds. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to your account representative with any questions."

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Source: Blade of Steel - Arizona Coyotes send desperate message to season ticket holders
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