Gila River Arena
The original and only current tenant at Gila River Arena, the Arizona Coyotes were there at the start back in 2003. In that time, this Glendale venue has played host to a number of major events in the region, including the Arena Football League and National Lacrosse League in addition to the Coyotes of the NHL. Along with the Coyotes has come the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and the NHL All Star Game. Several major concert tours have come through this venue over the years as well.
Almost 90 suites are found in this building currently named for the Gila River Indian Community and Gila River Casino. Each suite offers a unique vantage point from which to watch the action unfold on the ice below. And, while the Coyotes have struggled along in their quest for a postseason berth, you wouldn’t know it by the size of the crowds funneling into this arena for each game. The dedicated fan base keeps the energy up and the atmosphere electric all throughout the season, adding to the wonderful experience that a luxury suites and its amenities provide. From comfortable seating to a kitchen area for the lavish catering spread, these climate-controlled boxes are the best way to catch a Coyotes game.
LuxuryVIPSuites.com has worked hard to forge strong relationships with the suite owners of this venue in order to bring the suites to our clients in the Glendale region. The Coyotes are in high demand in the desert and we have the best suite locations in the building at the best prices in the marketplace. Reach out to us today by calling our office at 610-828-7407 for more information about how we can help set you up in the suite of your dreams for your next personal or professional event.
Gila River Arena luxury suite owners that are not already a part of our exclusive suite marketing program are encouraged to email us direct at email@example.com to learn more about the benefits of working with LuxuryVIPSuites.com. The long NHL schedule and multiple other events going on throughout the year ensure that there will be several events where your suite will go unoccupied. Why not earn back some of your annual investment by allowing us to rent out the suite to groups in your area? Everyone wins with LuxuryVIPSuites.com.
Luxury suites to watch the Arizona Coyotes can be booked here!
Following their mid-1970s run in the WHA, the Winnipeg Jets were one of the fortunate teams to make the leap into the NHL. The franchise lasted in the Canadian city until 1996, when they ditched the cold weather for the dry heat of Arizona, where they were reborn as the Phoenix Coyotes. Now known by the more regional name, the Arizona Coyotes, this team has found a permanent home, but still seeks its first championship.
One of the most successful teams in the now defunct WHA, the club did not find the same level of success and accomplishment in the NHL. Some of this adversity was due to the incredible play of Western Conference powerhouse teams of the day, which included the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames.
Financial issues plagued the team throughout the 1990s and eventually forced the sale of the team to a group that promptly relocated them to the US, landing them in Phoenix, Arizona. Under their new identity, the Coyotes continued to struggle on the ice, working hard but still coming up as mediocre in the standings.
The early years in Phoenix are remembered, primarily, for the talent that was brought in to help spur the team forward. This would include great players such as Jeremy Roenick, Keith Tkachuk, and Rick Tocchet. Shane Doan emerged as a young star and Nikolai Khabibulin was steadfast in goal. And while the team did make the playoffs five times in their first six seasons in the desert, they could not find a way out of the first round. In fact, following their second round loss in 1987 as the Whalers, the organization did not win a playoff series until 2012, when the Coyotes shocked the Blackhawks in six games. They would go on to defeat the Nashville Predators in the second round before being eliminated in the Western Conference Finals by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in a five game series.
Wayne Gretzky, part owner of the club, moved into the head coaching role in 2005. Though memorable for having this hockey legend behind the bench, the four Gretzky years in Phoenix did not produce a winning record or playoff appearance. Upon passing the coaching baton to Dave Tippett, the Coyotes immediately saw a change, reaching 50 wins for the first time in their history. Three straight playoff appearances would follow, but did not get them to the Finals. Tippett stayed on as coach even through the team’s financial struggles, but after the strike shortened season of 2012-2013 he could not bring his team to the same level of play. The Coyotes have not made the playoffs since 2012 and parted ways with Tippett in the summer of 2017.
Former player Rick Tocchet was chosen to lead the team as the new coach for the start of the 2017-2018 season. Tasked with bringing his team into the new season and finding a new captain (after the retirement of Shane Doan), Tocchet worried less about team record and more about building a cohesive roster with chemistry. He took his time with the vacant captaincy and eventually gave the honors to Oliver Ekman-Larrson.
The team’s leading scorer for the 2018-2019 season was Clayton Keller, a young phenom whose 47 points led the team for two straight seasons. Second on the team list was their captain. They are continuing to light the lamp along with Nick Schmaltz, who energizes this club with his electric play on the ice.
Vinnie Hinostroza, and Derek Stepan also turn in solid performances. Arizona also has talent from Michael Grabner and Carl Soderberg. Coming over from Colorado, Soderberg gives this offense a further boost.
Defensively, Alex Goligoski and Oliver Ekman-Larsson play a big part, as does Jason Demers and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper compete for the starting role in net. Will Arizona improve upon their 39-35-8 record to punch their ticket to the postseason in 2020? It is looking very likely since the blockbuster offseason trade which brought Phil Kessel to Arizona. Kessel is a natural goal scorer and was already familiar with head coach Rick Tocchet, making him a natural fit and leading to this offensive juggernaut to be an important piece of the puzzle.
Some of the greatest players to suit up in Arizona include Shane Doan, Keith Tkachuk, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Jeremy Roenick, Curtis Joseph, and Mike Smith. Additional information about the Arizona Coyotes hockey club can be found by clicking here.
If you own an Arizona Coyotes suite, we can market your luxury suite for the dates you choose not to use or are unable to attend.
This is a great opportunity to offset much of your suite expense which you incur each year. You have thousands of dollars just sitting there – no Arizona Coyotes game should go unused.
Benefit from extra revenue with LuxuryVIPSuites while helping out a corporate group that needs to entertain clients at a game or concert in your Arizona Coyotes suite.