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Tucson Roadrunners

Tucson Roadrunners

The Tucson Roadrunners are a professional ice hockey team of the American Hockey League (AHL).

A professional hockey club from Tucson, founded in 1994. Until 2016, it was called the Springfield Falcons. The team competes in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the American Hockey League and is a farm club of the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League. The home venue is the Tucson Convection Center, with a capacity of 8962 spectators.

On April 19, 2016, the Arizona Coyotes announced that they had reached an agreement to purchase their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, and would relocate the team to Tucson for the 2016-17 season. Said purchase and relocation depended on three approvals; the first from Rio Nuevo (the Tucson Center Revitalization Authority) invested $3.2 million in arena upgrades to bring the Convention Center up to professional quality standards was approved on April 26, the second from the AHL Board of Governors to conditionally approve the purchase and relocation of Coyotes was approved on May 10, and the third from the Tucson City Council for a 10-year lease with the Convention Center was approved in May.

Timeline

March 2, 2016
Tucson Roadrunners
1994
Phoenix Roadrunners

Patents

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Arizona - Bally Sports

Web

January 7, 2022

Coyotes to Unveil New Name & Logo for AHL Affiliate in Tucson at Open House Event at TCC on June 18

Staff Writer

Web

June 1, 2016

FOX Sports 1450 - Tucson's Sports Station

Web

March 1, 2022

Roadrunners Name Chaput Captain - TucsonRoadrunners.com

Web

October 3, 2019

Tucson Roadrunners all-time player list at hockeydb.com

Web

References

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