The Tampa Bay Lightning or “The Bolts” are one of two NHL teams to call the Sunshine State (Florida) their home. You’ll notice when they play games some of the players have suntans in the middle of the winter which is a testament to the beautiful weather Florida has year round. It’s rumored players enjoy golf and arrive to practise in shorts and flipflops. With BookSeats.com it’s not only the players who can enjoy the benefits of hockey in Tampa Bay. Fans can travel to see their favorite team match-up against the Lightning and organize golf, beach and patio days (even in the dead of winter) while doing so. The ability to select hotels based on location (can choose near the arena, airport, golf courses, etc) and the option to adjust flight dates allows fans to organize not only a hockey-only trip but a full-blown winter vacation. With the icing on the top being the ability to watch an NHL game.
The Tampa Bay Lightening play out of Amalie Arena. The state of the art arena was completed in 1996 and was named the Ice Palace. Naming Rights were originally awarded to the St. Petersbrug TImes, then in 2014 Amalie Oila Company secured the title.
Amalie Arena can hold up to 19,092 Tampa Bay Lightning fans. That’s a lot of Bolts fans in one place!
Of course the ultimate decision of where to stay comes down to those booking the trip - if it’s for business or visiting family you may have local areas in mind already. However, if you’re coming into Tampa to check-out a Bolts game and enjoy the city we highly recommend staying in downtown Tampa Bay, ideally along the Riverwalk. Just a 13 minute walk to Amelia Arena and a 18 minute drive from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport downtown offers fans the perfect mix of tourism paired with accessibility to the Lightning’s arena. With no shortage of bars, golf, restaurants, landmarks and just steps to the ocean, visiting Tampa Bay can quickly fill anybody’s itinerary no matter the preference. With BookSeats.com fans can customize all aspects of their Tampa Bay Lightning trip by selecting any combination of hotels, flights and game tickets.
If you want the short story, the Tampa Bay Lighting got their name because Tampa Bay is the lightning capital of Canada and U.S.A. If you want the long story, it’s because team founder and NHL legend Phil Esposito refused to accept the naming contest entries from Tampa Bay locals. The two front-running names were the “Tampa Bay Oceanics” and the “Tampa Bay Pelicans” were refused by founder, when in fact he only agreed with any fan that submitted “Lightning” because two weeks prior he was at his friend’s house and the friend’s 84 mother suggested to name the team the “Lightning,” and Phil said, “that’s it!”
Hockey is a fast, physical sport. For National Hockey League fans, nothing tops the sound of a roaring crowd, the cuts of skate blades slicing through the ice, the explosive sound of a slapshot from the d-man, or the thunderous clash of players smashing into each other at full speed.
If you’ve always wished to take a Tampa Bay Lightning road trip with pals, fam or coworkers, this could be your moment! With such fair prices and an easy-to-use booking platform, coordinating a Tampa Bay Lightning sports trip has never been more easy.
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We structured the Bookseats.com site so that it would be as convenient as possible to book your next Tampa Bay Lightning sport trip. This is still the case if you are going alone, with a smaller group of buddies, or even on an quick work trip with coworkers. Bookseats.com can help you whether you need airfare, hotel accommodations, game tickets, or any combination of the three.
To get started, the first thing you’ll need to do is select a date for the Tampa Bay Lightning road trip. While the method of selecting a date will vary for everyone, we found that sometimes the best way to focus on a target is to start by examining the schedule of the team you want to see. Once you have chosen the date, select the “Build Package” button.
The following step will be to provide us with a few details. We need to know things like how many Tampa Bay Lightning game tickets you require, your hotel accommodation requirements, and the amount of rooms you need. Ask yourself: Would my group prefer to be closer to the event, or should we book rooms close the center of the city? The Bookseats.com platform makes it simple by showing you a map with all of the potential accommodations in the area at a range of different prices.
We know how much of a hassle it can be to put together all the moving parts of a group trip. That’s what BookSeats.com is here for. Using our website, not only will you save time and frustration, you’ll also save money! Traveling on a Tampa Bay Lightning road trip has never been easier.
Our goal is to be sure your group has a fantastic trip, and that you can take in the game that you love, full stop. At Bookseats.com, we take care of the details so you don't have to!
When it comes to booking a Tampa Bay Lightning trip, we’re the experts. We have helped thousands of fans all over the world to book the travel package of their dreams, and hockey is no exception.
The why of using Bookseats.com? We save you time and money. We limit or remove hurdles in your way, flattening out what can sometimes be an arduous process. Instead of juggling the details of your Tampa Bay Lightning hotel stays, your Tampa Bay Lightning game tickets, or your Tampa Bay Lightning airfare, we put everything together into one centralized site.
Now with just a few clicks you can organize an unforgettable Tampa Bay Lightning travel package that helps you join Tampa Bay Lightning on the road wherever they go! Don’t waste time caught up on the details. Instead, use the time you gained with Bookseats.com checking out a new city, experiencing some cultural attractions, or enjoying new restaurants, bars and museums!
Don’t forget: While Bookseats.com focuses in helping groups coordinate travel packages, we can also help you if you’re solo!
You may be visiting a town on business and already have a hotel. You might not be flying, but using your own vehicle instead. No worries! If you’re only in town for the night and all you need are Tampa Bay Lightning tickets, we can help.
By leaning on our connections in the sports industry, we can connect you with tickets to any Tampa Bay Lightning game, even if you heard it was sold out. These partnerships and experience working in the sports industry mean we can supply Tampa Bay Lightning game tickets to essentially any venue, at any time of year, whenever they play.
In fact, you don’t even need to travel to benefit from Bookseats.com! You may be designated as the host, with many of your buddies or family members seeing you in your hometown. If you’ve decided that the number one way to experience some time together is to go see the Tampa Bay Lightning play, we’ll help you handle of all the variables in less time, with less stress, and for less money.
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