ASU Multi-Purpose Arena
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena is located in Maricopa County, Arizona
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena
Location in Maricopa County
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena is located in Arizona
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena
Location in Arizona
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena is located in the United States
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena
Location in USA
LocationTempe, Arizona
Coordinates33°25′36″N 111°55′43″W / 33.42667°N 111.92861°W / 33.42667; -111.92861Coordinates: 33°25′36″N 111°55′43″W / 33.42667°N 111.92861°W / 33.42667; -111.92861
OwnerArizona State University
OperatorOak View Group[1]
Capacity5,000[1]
Construction
Broke groundJanuary 2021; 19 months ago (January 2021)[1]
OpenedFall 2022 (planned)
Construction cost$134 million[2]
ArchitectSCI Architects[1]
BuilderMortenson Construction[1]
Tenants
Arizona State Sun Devils men's ice hockey (NCAA) (2022–present)
Arizona Coyotes (NHL) (2022–2025)[2]

The ASU Multi-Purpose Arena is a 5,000-seat indoor arena under construction in Tempe, Arizona. It will be the home of the Arizona State Sun Devils men's ice hockey team and the temporary home of the Arizona Coyotes from 2022 to at least 2025.[3] The venue will be owned by Arizona State University and managed by the Oak View Group.

History

In November 2020, the Arizona Board of Regents' finance committee approved plans for a new 5,000-seat on-campus indoor multipurpose arena, which will replace Oceanside Ice Arena as the Sun Devils men's hockey home arena starting in 2022.[4][5][6] The arena will also be used for women's gymnastics, wrestling and community hockey events.[1]

With their lease agreement at Gila River Arena expiring after the 2021–22 NHL season,[7] the Arizona Coyotes were in talks by January 2022 with Arizona State University to temporarily use the ASU facility for the next three to four NHL seasons. On February 10, 2022, the Coyotes signed a three-year agreement to play their home games at the yet-unnamed arena, beginning with the 2022–23 NHL season.[8] The additional cost of completing the arena to accommodate the Coyotes will be approximately $19.7 million, which will be paid by the team.[2] During the Coyotes' tenure in the building, it will officially have the lowest permanent seating capacity in the NHL.

Mountain America Community Iceplex at ASU

Arizona State University announced on March 3, 2022, a multiyear naming rights partnership with Mountain America Credit Union for the ice rink that will be on the west side of the arena. Officially named as the Mountain America Community Iceplex at ASU, it will also feature a concession stand for hot and cold refreshments and a full hockey pro shop.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "ASU, SDA Announces Commencement of Multi-Purpose Arena". thesundevils.com. Sun Devil Athletics. December 16, 2020. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "New ASU multipurpose arena to host Arizona Coyotes for next several seasons". ASU News. ASU. February 10, 2022. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  3. ^ Resnik, Brahm (February 10, 2022). "Coyotes to use Arizona State's new hockey arena for 3 years". 12news.com. KPNX-TV. Retrieved 15 February 2022. Arizona State University got the go-ahead Thursday to build a $20 million addition that would allow the Arizona Coyotes to use a new campus arena as the NHL team's home for the next three years and possibly longer.
  4. ^ Cameron, Greg. "Q&A With ... Arizona State AD Ray Anderson". College Hockey News. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  5. ^ Tapia, Monica. "RFP Issued for New ASU Multi-Purpose Sports Arena". azbex.com. BEX azbex. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  6. ^ "ASU's plans for new $115 million hockey arena approved by committee". Arizona Sports. 2020-11-06. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  7. ^ "Report: Coyotes working on deal to play at 5,000-seat arena at ASU". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  8. ^ "Coyotes to Play at ASU's Multi-Purpose Arena Next Season". Arizona Coyotes (press release). February 10, 2022.
  9. ^ "ASU's New On-Campus Community Iceplex to be Named Mountain America Community Iceplex at ASU". thesundevils.com. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
Preceded byGila River Arena Home of theArizona Coyotes 2022 – present Succeeded byIncumbent