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Tampa Bay Lightning
A multi-purpose arena located in Tampa Florida, the Amalie Arena is primarily the home-ice of the Tampa Bay Lighting from the National Hockey League.
In addition to being the home of the Lighting in the NHL, it’s also the home field for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League, and various basketball games and concerts since it’s opening.
The stadium was originally planned to be constructed on Tampa Sports Authority land by Tampa Stadium, but Tampa Coliseum Inc. failed to secure the funding for the location. The venue was then located in Tampa’s Channelside District.
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The Amalie Arena was known as the Tampa Bay Times Forum for most of its existence, before the change of naming rights in 2014.
• 401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602
• Capacity: 19.092
• Opened: April 14, 1994
• The venue has hosted a number of high profile events not limited to hockey; The World Wrestling Federation held its annual Survivor Series there in 2000 and Men’s NCAA played their annual March Madness Tournament there in 2003, 2008, and 2011.
• The Lightning hosted and won their first Stanley Cup that they partly hosted in 2004. Tampa Bay defeated the Calgary Flames four games to two in the best of seven.
• The local newspaper originally bought the naming rights to the arena and the then Tampa Bay Times Forum was ranked the 4th busiest arena in the country in 2010.
• On September 3, 2014, the owner of the Lightning, Jeff Vinik announced the new name for the venue: Amalie Arena.
Current and Past Teams
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) (1996–present)
Tampa Bay Storm (AFL) (1997–present)