I think this is an amazing idea! We are a hockey family that travels to Gilbert to play. This would be a tremendous opportunity for Mesa and its residents to reuse this facility and bring opportunity to the Fiesta Mall area.
We've combined one more idea related to this thread.
I want Mesa to build a stadium for the coyotes! Use the newly renovated Fiesta district in Mesa.
Having a stadium for the AZ Coyotes would generate income for the city. Building it where Fiesta mall currently sits would be an ideal location. It has easy access to and from on the US60 which is easily accessible to all the other freeway systems. There are also a few hotels in the area that could house put of town guests. There are restaurants in the area, some shopping, and buildings that could also be devolped into an entertainment district. Having the coyotes in Mesa would help the state, the Coyotes organization, and most importantly the City on Mesa.
Worst business decision the team ever made was moving to Glendale. I can't say Mesa would be better for the entire valley but would be better for me!