Description: Home of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, Amalie Arena is the jewel of downtown Tampa. Lightning owner Jeff Vinik recently transformed the facility with a $40 million renovation; new features include state-of-the-art technology and innovative design, which combine to make it one of the finest facilities in North America. In addition to NHL hockey, the Times Forum is one of the busiest arenas in the country, hosting more than 150 events annually. The innovative design of the Times Forum provides 19,758 seats for NHL games, 20,500 seats for basketball games and up to 21,500 seats for concerts and center stage events. The building boasts 69 executive suites (20 lower level and 49 upper level) and a newly renovated, open-air box office, as well as a signature outdoor paradise deck overlooking downtown Tampa. In 2012, the Times Forum will serve as the host of the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four and the Republican National Convention. Other events occasionally held at the Times Forum include NBA exhibition games, University of South Florida basketball games, NCAA Tournament games and professional wrestling.
Additional facility highlights include, 660,000 sq. ft. of usable space, five meeting rooms total (two rooms that hold 50 people each, two rooms that hold 175 people each; 350 together and one meeting/conference room that holds 50-75 people). It also includes1,500 parking spaces in the South Regional Parking Garage (located on the west side of the Forum) and 10,000 spaces within walking distance, 37 restrooms, 22 concession stands, two First Aid Stations, eight escalators and four elevators. In total, the Forum seats 20,000 for hockey and 22,000 for basketball with 80 luxury suites and an advanced A/V Section with complete control room.
Sports Accommodated: Arena Football | Basketball | Figure Skating | Gymnastics | Hockey | Indoor Soccer | Lacrosse | Motocross | Rodeo | Tennis | Volleyball
Address: 401 Channelside Drive Tampa, Fla. 33602