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Patrick Mahomes Offers Relocation Suggestion for NHL’s Coyotes

The Coyotes intend to play the 2023-24 NHL season at the Mullett Arena, though their future in Arizona remains uncertain after residents voted down a referendum for a new arena Tuesday.

With relocation potentially in the organization’s future, star NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes swooped in with an eye-opening suggestion for the franchise. 

The Chiefs signal-caller posed the idea of the NHL franchise relocating to Kansas City, and he even tested the waters on how the team name would sound with “KC” at the front.

“KC coyotes has a nice ring to it! @NHL what y’all think? @tmobilecenter,” wrote Mahomes on Twitter on Wednesday evening. 

Kansas City hasn’t been home to an NHL team since the Scouts left town in 1976 to make the move to Denver. They were in KC for two seasons, starting in 1974. 

Mahomes suggested the T-Mobile Center as a possible playing location for the team, should the team relocate to Kansas City. 

With Arizona’s NHL franchise possibly seeking a new city to call home, the reigning Super Bowl champ didn’t hesitate to float the idea of bringing the league back to Kansas City.

The Coyotes have been in Arizona since 1996, but efforts to build a new stadium as part of an entertainment district in Tempe were rejected by voters Tuesday. The proposal included plans for a $2.1 billion arena which would seat 16,000 fans. 

It’s unclear whether Mahomes would be looking to get in on an ownership level if the Coyotes moved to Kansas City. The Chiefs QB is already a minority owner of the Royals, Sporting KC of MLS and the NWSL’s Current, and he previously also invested in a professional pickle ball team.