Amalie Arena (Tampa Bay Lightning Stadium)

Home of the three-time Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, Amalie Arena, opened in 1996 and is located in downtown Tampa’s Channelside District. totaling $139 million to build, the city of Tampa paid $86 million and the Tampa Bay Lightning paid $53 million for the venue’s construction and infrastructure.  The Lightning, founded in 1992, has been successful in the new millennium, winning Stanley Cup titles in 2004, 2020, and 2021. The arena was a great addition to Tampa Bay as the area lacked an arena suitable for an NHL or other big-league sports franchises. 


How many seats are in Amalie Arena

Amalie Arena, named for Amalie Oil Company who holds the naming rights, can accommodate over 19,000 Tampa Bay Lightning fans.  This number increases for both basketball games and concerts.  The arena seating is divided into three main sections, 100, 200, and 300 level seating with at least a dozen premium areas including a suite level, the Chase Club, and the Heineken Rooftop Deck. 


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Directions – How to get to Amalie Arena

Amalie Arena is located at 401 Channelside Drive in Tampa and sits directly on the water, adding to the transportation options available to fans.  Fans who are not driving themselves can arrive via rideshare, water taxi, ferry, cab service, or the free Teco Line streetcar.  There is also free bike parking available at the arena.  There is currently continuing development of the area surrounding the arena and some road closures may be in effect.  Amalie management suggests programming GPS apps with the desired parking lot fans plan to use, as opposed to the arena address.  

Where to Park near Amalie Arena?

Amalie Arena has partnered with ParkWhiz in order to provide game attendees with an easier process when it comes to parking.  It is easy to book parking in advance near the arena, which will simplify getting to the game.  Most parking is across Channelside Drive from the arena, making it easy to get to from the adjacent highway.  Locals advise that police block some of the lanes close to the arena for pedestrians, so fans are better off parking a three to five-minute walk from Amalie Arena in order to get away more easily after the game. 

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Tampa Bay Lightning SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Other Amalie Arena FAQs

What did AMALIE Arena used to be called?

The building, used for ice hockey, basketball, arena football games, and concerts, was originally known as the Ice Palace.

Is AMALIE Arena serving food?

Yes, the arena is serving food with health and safety precautions such as cashless payment at all retail and concession locations, mobile ordering for select concessions, and express food and beverage pickup.

Do you need a mask at AMALIE Arena?

Per the arena website, face coverings that cover both the nose and mouth are recommended to be worn in the arena and on Amalie Arena grounds (including parking lots, outdoor areas, and plazas), except when actively eating and drinking.

Who won Stanley Cup 2021?

The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in game five to win the 2021 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena.

What is the Amalie Arena Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

Amalie Arena has instituted several protocols in response to the COVID pandemic.  These include sanitizing stations and processes, enhanced air filtration, contactless payment at vendors and food concessions, and plexiglass barriers where fans interact with employees.  Additionally, per arena management, face coverings that cover both the nose and mouth are recommended to be worn in the arena and on Amalie Arena grounds (including parking lots, outdoor areas, and plazas), except when actively eating and drinking.

How much is a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey ticket?

Having recently won back-to-back Stanley Cups, as with most teams that have brought home championships, ticket prices have risen accordingly for the Tampa Bay Lightning.  However, you can still get into a game in the $40 price range in the 300 sections.  Prices climb quickly for lower level seats, where you will find a lot in the $150 range. 

What hockey teams play at the Amalie Arena?

Amalie Arena has been used for ice hockey, basketball, arena football games, and concerts and is home to the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Who owns the Amalie Arena?

Hillsborough county, on the west coast of Florida, owns Amalie Arena. 

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