The Winnipeg Jets are a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team plays its home games at the MTS Centre. The Jets began play as the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999. The team relocated from Atlanta, Georgia to Winnipeg prior to the 2011 season. The team was renamed the Jets, and relocated after 1996 season to become what is now known as the Arizona Coyotes.