Tampa Bay Lightning Game
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There is nothing like a Tampa Bay Lightning game. With some of the most loyal fans in the country, the energy in the arena come game day is something all those living in Tampa Bay should experience. Grab your significant other, put on your blue and white, and head down to Amalie Arena for the best sports date there is.

Updated January 2024 by Brie Gorecki.

How much do tickets cost?

Ticket prices for any Lightning game range from about $40 to $400 depending on how close to the ice you are trying to get. However, no matter what you and your loved one decide, there really is no bad seat in Amalie Arena. Whether you are way up in the stands or in arm’s length of the players, a good time watching some excellent hockey is guaranteed.

Ticket information can be found online at Tampa Bay Lightning and due to the team’s popularity, it is advised that you and your significant other buy your tickets beforehand.

Now let’s talk food.

While you’re watching the Lightning players skate, pass, and score, you may get a little hungry. Amalie Arena offers couples a wide variety of food choices, including your standard cheeseburgers, pizza, hot dogs, and fries, but also much more than that. Places like the Holy Hog are dishing out freshly smoked brisket and homemade mac and cheese, while PDQ serves up fresh chicken tenders and sandwiches. You also don’t want to miss out on Poutine! Trust me. In addition, there are several bars around the arena serving up beer and liquor.

Poutine

If you are looking for a perfect spot to enjoy a bite before or after the game, you and your loved one must try Hattricks – located right by Amalie. This unique pub is known to have the best hot wings in Tampa and even have a “Lightning” sauce that is absolutely to die for. And every day from 4-8 p.m. wings are deeply discounted. This along with many cheap beer specials makes Hattricks a must-visit for Lightning fans.

You can also check out the brand-new Yard House, right in front of the arena. This new hot spot just opened in the fall of 2023 and features a full menu, happy hour and game day specials, and over 100 beers on tap.

Where can you park at Amalie Arena?

In terms of parking, there are many parking garages close to the arena. Parking is never an issue and only costs around $10-$20 per car, which is more than reasonable for downtown parking.

What’s the upcoming home game schedule?

The Lightning season still has a way to go with a hand-full of games, including a batch of home games for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Check out their upcoming game schedule for 2024:

  • February 15 – vs. Colorado at 7pm
  • February 17 – vs. Florida at 5pm
  • February 19 – vs. Ottowa at 7pm
  • February 22 – vs. Washington at 7pm
  • February 29 – vs. Buffalo at 7pm
  • March 2 – vs. Montreal at 7pm
  • March 7 – vs. Calgary at 7pm
  • March 9 – vs. Philadelphia at 7pm
  • March 14 – vs. Rangers at 7pm
  • March 27 – vs. Boston at 7:30pm
  • March 30 – vs. NY Islanders at 7pm
  • April 1 – vs. Detroit at 7pm
  • April 9 – vs. Columbus at 7pm
  • April 11 – vs. Ottowa at 7pm
  • April 15 – vs. Buffalo at 7pm
  • April 17 – vs. Toronto at 7pm

Amalie Arena Address:
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Hattricks Address:
107 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Yard House Address:
450 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602

Image Credit: Sarah Rigby

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