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!”
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