When the Vegas Golden Knights join the league for the 2017-18, the Coyotes will finally have a natural rival. With these two desert based hockey squads playing in the Pacific Division, sparks will fly quickly creating an intense NHL rivalry. Make sure to attend this matchup, so you don’t miss the start of one of the soon to be fiercest rivalries in the Pacific Division.
The Coyotes and Kings rivalry mirrors other rivalries between Arizona-based teams and LA teams including the Diamondbacks and Dodgers and the Suns and Lakers. The Kings also beat the Coyotes in their only trip to the Western Conference Finals, so it should come as little surprise that there is lots of animosity between these two sets of players and fans. Phoenix sports fans hate LA, and as a result, you’ll encounter a lively atmosphere when attending a Coyotes against the Kings.
Arizona Coyotes Stadium Guide
The Arizona Coyotes offers some of the most affordable tickets in the NHL making the trip to Glendale a must for hockey fans everywhere. If you’re a fan of a team that sells out regularly then visiting Arizona offers the perfect chance for you to see your team in person. It’s also a great destination for snowbirds looking to escape the harsh Canadian and Northern United States winters.
Gila River Arena provides fans with incredible sight lines and an excellent in-game experience. No matter where you’re sitting, you’ll have a great view of the ice, and the concessions here are also excellent. There are a variety of concessions options including Tim Horton’s, which will make those of you making the trip from the Great White North feel right at home.
There are a lot of transplants in Arizona so the Coyotes fan support can be a bit lacking, but that works out nicely for visiting fans as you’ll be able to take over the arena. When attending a Coyotes game as visiting fans, you’ll encounter plenty of fellow fans making it easy to make new friends quickly.
A trip to Arizona presents a great opportunity for you to see your team play at a low price and escape from the doldrums of winter.
Those of you looking to pick up some Coyotes swag at the games will need to look no further than the Coyotes Den near Gate 4. The Den has any Coyotes gear you could ever want, so make sure to stop by during your trip to Glendale.
In the west concourse, you’ll find a variety of different hockey jerseys hanging. There is an interesting mix of jerseys hanging here, so take a couple of minutes and check them out while grabbing something to eat or drink.
Howler has been the official mascot of the Coyotes since 2005 and can be seen at every game. According to his bio on the Coyotes website Howler is 2-time mascot battle royale champ and the mascot speed skating record holder, so be on the lookout for this talented mascot.
Throughout the season the Coyotes offer a variety of theme nights giving fans extra incentive to come out and watch their team. Not only do the Coyotes have some of the more typical theme nights like “Military Appreciation Night,” they also have some more creative ones like “Young Guns Night” and “Party like it’s 1996” so check these out.