Phoenix Coyotes future uncertain as Glendale arena deal still on hold

GLENDALE, AZ - The future of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona remains in doubt after Glendale City Council members said they are still unable to settle on an arena deal worthy of bringing to a vote.

The Arizona Republic reports that Glendale councilors emerged Tuesday from a four-hour private session with no sign of a deal.

Council members say they want more assurances from the prospective owners of the Phoenix Coyotes that hockey will be a money-making venture.

City spokeswoman Julie Frisoni says City Manager Dick Bowers will continue negotiations with the hockey investment group Renaissance Sports & Entertainment.

It was not immediately apparent how the latest delay sits with National Hockey League and Renaissance executives, who had hoped to have the matter finalized by next week.

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