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Amalie Arena

Categories: Arena, Attraction, Event venue, Music venue, Sports center

More in this neighborhood: Downtown Tampa

Amalie Arena (formerly the Tampa Bay Times Forum)  is home of the Tampa Bay Lightning and host to some of the biggest entertainment names to come to the city. It was also the site of  the 2012 Republican National Convention. The Forum’s impressive size of 670,000 square feet with three decks and seven separate levels help account for its fame. The design provides 19,758 seats for NHL games, 20,500 seats for basketball games and up to 21,500 seats for concerts and center stage events.

In 2011, a $35 million renovation project turned one of Tampa’s premiere event facilities into an even grander example of Tampa’s ability to play host. The changes made to the enormous venue included a rebuild of every suite, with 60 feet added to each, removal of eight suites to allow for more standing room, and a remodel of fifth-floor suite bathrooms. Marble countertops, drink rails, induction burners, tile flooring, custom lighting and new leather seats add an even greater feel of luxury to the suites.

The suites weren’t the only part of the Forum to undergo improvement, though. The regular seating area replaced plastic seats with plush cushioned seats, each with a drink holder. Other changes include a more efficient air conditioning system, brighter lighting and coils of Tesla on either side of the scoreboard that will emit lightning, to emphasize the Forum’s signature. A massive pipe organ was also added.

Outside, a new party deck offers a great view of the city before or after events, complementing a giant outside concourse that makes a great spot for watch parties when the Lightning make the playoffs.

 Medallions Food Services is the official concessionaire of the Forum, providing a diverse menu available throughout the arena at restaurants Medallions and Icons, in luxury suites and the concourse concessions.

The Forum first opened its doors in 1996 under the title Ice Palace, as new home for the Lightning. It has exchanged hands five times since. A long-term marketing agreement with the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times) and the Forum's ownership gives the mammoth structure its name.

 The Forum has hosted concerts, NBA exhibition games, USF basketball and
 NCAA Tournament games, plus tennis, professional wrestling, boxing, figure
 skating and rodeos. In 2012, the Forum will play host to
 the NCAA Hockey Frozen Four championship finals.

Events at Amalie Arena

Amy Schumer
Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:30pm

Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour
Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:00pm

Carrie Underwood
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:00pm

Dolly Parton
Saturday, November 26, 2016 7:30pm

Eric Church
Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:00pm

Extra Yard Run
Sunday, January 8, 2017 8:00am

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown
Friday, December 9, 2016 6:00pm

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience
Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:00pm

Goody Goody Turkey Gobble
Thursday, November 24, 2016 7:00am

Joyce Meyer Conference
Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:00pm
Friday, September 9, 2016 10:00am
Friday, September 9, 2016 7:00pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:00am

Kanye West
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:00pm

Kellog's Tour of Gymnastics Champions
Sunday, October 30, 2016 6:00pm

Making Strides of Hillsborough
Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:30am

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:00am

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes
Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:30am

Super Freestyle Explosion Concert
Saturday, September 17, 2016 7:30pm

Tampa Bay Lightning
Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:30pm
vs. Red Wings
Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:00pm
vs. New Jersey Devils
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:30pm
vs. Florida Panthers
Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:30pm
vs. Colorado Avelanche
Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:30pm
vs. Boston Bruins
Saturday, November 5, 2016 7:00pm
vs. New Jersey Devils
Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:30pm
vs. New York Islanders
Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:00pm
vs. San Jose Sharks
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:30pm
Vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Friday, November 25, 2016 7:30pm
vs. Blue Jackets
Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:00pm
vs. Washington Capitols
Thursday, December 8, 2016 7:30pm
vs. Canucks
Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:00pm
vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:30pm
vs. Detroit Red Wings
Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:30pm
vs. St. Louis Blues
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:30pm
vs. Montreal Canadiens
Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:30pm
vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:00pm
vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Jets
Thursday, January 5, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Predators
Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Buffalo Sabres
Friday, January 13, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Blue Jackets
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Boston Bruins
Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Senators
Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:00pm
vs. Ducks
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 7:30pm
vs. LA Kings
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Houston Oilers
Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Flames
Monday, February 27, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Senators
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 7:00pm
vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Monday, March 6, 2017 7:30pm
vs. New York Rangers
Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Minnesota Wild
Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:00pm
vs. Florida Panthers
Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Saturday, March 18, 2017 7:00pm
vs. Washington Capitols
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Coyotes
Monday, March 27, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:30pm
vs. Detroit Red Wings
Saturday, April 1, 2017 7:00pm
vs. Montreal Canadiens
Sunday, April 2, 2017 6:00pm
vs. Dallas Stars
Sunday, April 9, 2017 5:00pm
vs. Buffalo Sabres

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Sunday, December 18, 2016 3:30pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:00pm

Walk to End Alzheimer's: Tampa
Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00am

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