Phoenix Coyotes prospective buyer Greg Jamison asked Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers for an extension to the lease agreement deal while he continues to attempt to purchase the team, according to Weiers as told to Paul Giblin of the Arizona Republic.
To no surprise, Weiers denied the request.
The call came after 9 p.m. (Arizona time) on Wednesday from one of the attorneys representing Jamison. Weiers declined to identify the individual but did state that he requested an extension on the 20-year, $300 million-plus arena lease agreement to Jobing.com Arena.
Weiers has remained consistent that if Jamison was unable to finalize the purchase of the time prior to 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 31, that the deal would be voided, as was agreed upon when it was initially presented.
The deal was signed prior to Weiers coming into office and has made it known that he does not support it. It is believed that this sentiment is shared by the rest of the city council, which has four new appointed members since the deal was constructed.
Weiers stated that he has been contacted by two separate groups expressing interest in buying the team and keeping it in Glendale if Jamison is unable to close the deal. The mayor would not identify them and was unable to vouch for the legitimacy of either group.