Arizona Coyotes Overview

Fast facts

League: Western Conference Pacific Division

Head Coach: Andre Tourigny

Team Mascot: Howler the Coyote

Year Opened: 2003

Capacity: 18300

City / State: Glendale / Arizona

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Coyotes vs Golden Knights

Rival Team: Vegas Golden Knights

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.

Coyotes vs Kings

Rival Team: Los Angeles Kings

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

In Game

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.

Things to check out

Coyotes Den

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.

Retired Numbers

Inside Gila River Arena you’ll find the retired numbers of past Coyotes greats including Jeremy Roenick, Keith Tkachuk, and Dale Hawerchuk. Make sure to take these in during your visit.

Hockey Jerseys Around the Concourse

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.


Throughout the games you’ll hear Coyotes fans howling for their team. Howling is particularly popular after a goal is scored and is even part of the team’s goal celebration, so join in on the fun.

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Playoff Whiteouts

Make sure to wear white if attending a Coyotes playoff games. Everyone wears white to give the Coyotes an extra edge in this tradition that carries over from the team’s days in Winnipeg.

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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.

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Theme Nights

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.

Paw Patrol

The Coyotes Paw Patrol ice girls keep you entertained throughout stoppages in play. These women perform a variety of cheers and giveaways so don’t miss them during your trip to Gila River Arena.

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Fight Songs

  1. Howlin' For You

    I must admit
    I can’t explain
    Any of these thoughts racing
    Through my brainIt’s true
    Baby I’m howlin’ for you

    There’s something wrong
    With this plot
    The actors here
    Have not got

    A clue
    Baby I’m howlin’ for you

    Can’t you see
    Little girl’s
    Got a hold on me

    Like glue
    Baby I’m howlin’ for you

    Throw the ball
    To the stick
    Swing and miss and a

    Catcher’s mitt
    Strike two
    Baby I’m howlin’ for you

  2. Let's Go Coyotes!

    Let’s Go Coyotes!

    Let’s Go Coyotes!

    Let’s Go Coyotes!

Arizona Coyotes Bars & Restaurants

  1. Lustre Bar

    Lustre Rooftop Bar

    As downtown Phoenix’s only rooftop lounge, Lustre is a truly exceptional outdoor hangout, expertly balancing sociability with tranquility

    2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour

    Bitter And Twisted

    This stylish haunt with an extensive craft-cocktail menu also features innovative bar bites.

    1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Majerle’s Sports Grill

    Majerles Sports Grill

    Visit to Arizona ain't complete without visiting Majerle's Sports Grill.

    24 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  4. Pomo Pizzeria – Downtown Phoenix


    Pizzeria providing Neapolitan pies, plus Italian fare from antipasti to gourmet panini.

    705 N 1st St #120, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  5. Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

    Blue Hound

    At Blue Hound, you’ll find seasonal American fare meant for sharing and pairing--with craft cocktails, wine or beer, that is. So go ahead.

    2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  6. The Counter Phoenix

    Counter Burger

    Create the ultimate burger with our checklist-style clipboard menu boasting +85 ingredients and over a million possible combinations.

    1130 Avalon Boulevard #1030, Alpharetta, GA 30009, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  7. Mrs White’s Golden Rule Cafe

    Fried Chicken

    Modest, family-owned eatery serving homestyle Southern & soul food 7 days a week since the '60s.

    808 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $

  8. Pizzeria Bianco

    Pizzeria Bianco pizza

    Cozy, brick-walled restaurant serving wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas & Italian small plates.

    623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  9. McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon

    McFaddens Restaurant Saloon

    Best place to drink and dance the night away

    9425 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $$

  10. Buffalo Wild Wings


    The ultimate place to get together with your friends, watch sports, drink beer, and eat wings.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd c107, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  11. Yard House

    Yard House

    Always has that distinct sense of belonging in this place.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  12. Native Grill & Wings

    Native Grill Wings budlight beer buffalo wings

    Known for its signature wings and vibrant atmosphere.

    7273 N 95th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - pizza - $$

  13. Bar Louie

    Bar Louie beer burger

    Bar Louie features a selection of local and regional beers with over 20 taps, unique wines and craveable food in an inviting, urban atmosphere.

    6770 N Sunrise Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Mama Gina’s Pizzeria

    Mama Ginas Pizzeria

    An Italian restaurant that serves flavorful wings, fresh pasta, calzones, sandwiches & NY-style pizza!

    9380 W Westgate Blvd d101, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  15. Hot N Juicy Crawfish

    Hot N Juicy Crawfish

    Hot N Juicy serves only the best seafood!

    6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Salt Tacos y Tequila

    Salt Tacos y Tequila

    Spacious eatery offering the most familiar yet delicious Mexican grub and margaritas

    6751 N Sunset Blvd e109, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  17. Opa Life Greek Cafe

    OPA Life Greek Cafe

    The taste of Santorini in Arizona

    9404 W Westgate Blvd c103, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    european - cafe - $$

  18. Shane’s Rib Shack

    Shanes Rib Shack

    Where you can find mouth-watering and tender ribs in Arizona.

    9404 W Westgate Blvd #101, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$