However, it is always good for the business of the game when the Flyers are involved in things, whether you're talking playoff television ratings, merchandise sales, or even free agents looking to cash in on some deep pockets.
The Flyers might be getting a few more fans out west.
Tonight the city of Glendale, Arizona City Council is supposed to vote on whether or not to award a 15-year, $225 million lease to the Renaissance Sports & Entertainment group that would keep the Coyotes in Glendale. If they vote to not award it to the Renaissance group then it appears that the Coyotes would be destined for Seattle or Quebec City.
It was up in the air as to whether the City Council would be granting the lease to Renaissance but they received major support today. Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor, partnered with Renaissance Sports & Entertainment today which gives a major boost to the ownership group. Global Spectrum is one of the top facility management groups in the world and would provide financial stability for the owners.
It also doesn't hurt that their parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, has a very strong relationship with the NHL as they, led by Ed Snider, own the Philadelphia Flyers. The addition of Global Spectrum is expected to lead to a "yes" vote from the City Council to keep the Coyotes in Glendale.
They are so confident in fact that TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting that Renaissance Sports & Entertainment is moving all of its resources into escrow.
See, the Flyers are run by people who do truly care about the game of hockey and the league as a whole.
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