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 quick, physical sport. For National Hockey League supporters, nothing tops the sound of a roaring crowd, the crunch of skate blades carving through the ice, the explosive crack of a shot from the point, or the big clash of players smashing into each other at full tilt.
If you’ve always thought to do a Tampa Bay Lightning road trip with pals, family or colleagues, this could be your year! With very competitive rates and an easy-to-use booking interface, quarterbacking a Tampa Bay Lightning sports trip has never been more easy.
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We created the Bookseats.com site so that it would be as simple as ever to book your next Tampa Bay Lightning sport trip. This is still the case if you are traveling alone, with a small group of friends, or even on an overnight work trip with coworkers. Bookseats.com can help you whether you require airfare, hotel accommodations, game tickets, or any combination of the three.
To get underway, the first thing you’ll want to do is pick a date for the Tampa Bay Lightning road trip. While the way of choosing a date will vary for individuals, we found that sometimes the ideal way to zero-in on a target is to start by examining the schedule of the team you want to see. Once you have selected the date, click the “Build Package” button.
The next step will be to provide us with a few specifics. We need to know info like how many Tampa Bay Lightning game tickets you need, your hotel accommodation preferences, and the amount of rooms you want. Ask yourself: Would my group want to be closer to the venue, or should we get rooms near the center of the city? The Bookseats.com website makes it easy by providing you a map with all of the potential hotels in the area at a range of different prices.
We know how much of a pain it can be to put together all the variables of a group trip. That’s what we’re here for. Using our system, not only will you save time and stress, you’ll also save money! Going on a Tampa Bay Lightning road trip has never been more straight forward.
Our goal is to be sure your group has a fantastic trip, and that you can focus 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 securing a Tampa Bay Lightning trip, we’re the experts. We have helped lots of fans all over the world to secure the travel package of their dreams, and hockey is no problem.
The why of using Bookseats.com? We save you time and money. We reduce or eradicate barriers in your way, flattening out what can sometimes be an arduous process. Instead of juggling the logistics 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 website.
Now with just a couple clicks you can plan an unforgettable Tampa Bay Lightning travel package that helps you follow 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 enjoying a new city, taking in some cultural attractions, or enjoying new restaurants, bars and museums!
Don’t forget: While Bookseats.com specializes in helping groups plan travel packages, we can also help you if you’re on your own!
You may be passing through 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 partnerships in the sports industry, we can provide you with tickets to any Tampa Bay Lightning game, even if you hear it was sold out. These connections and experience working in the sports industry mean we can supply Tampa Bay Lightning game tickets to virtually any stadium, at any time of year, whenever they faceoff.
In fact, you don’t even have to travel to benefit from Bookseats.com! You may be acting as the host, with several of your friends 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 watch the Tampa Bay Lightning play, we’ll help you take care of all the details in less time, with less stress, and for less money.
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