Glendale names bidders to manage Arena

PHOENIX - Four bidders have submitted proposals to manage Arena in Glendale, home to the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes.

But the group trying to buy the team -- Renaissance Sports & Entertainment -- isn't one of them.

The city released the names of the bidders to The Arizona Republic .

Glendale staff and consultants are combing through the proposals to select finalists.

The Coyotes have played at the $220 million arena since it opened in December 2003.

The Glendale City Council is expected to vote June 25 on an arena-management contract.

One of the four bidders is Phoenix Arena Development Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of the NBA's Phoenix Suns that manages US Airways Center.

The other three are Philadelphia-based SMG and two local firms -- the Phoenix Monarch Group and R Entertainment.

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