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Amalie Arena

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Categories: Event 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

Arenacross
Saturday, February 21, 2015 7:00pm
Sunday, February 22, 2015 12:00pm

Bette Midler
Monday, May 11, 2015 7:00pm

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
Thursday, February 5, 2015 7:30pm

Bolt Run
Saturday, March 14, 2015 6:00am

Bolts Family Carnival
Sunday, January 18, 2015 1:00pm

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 8:00pm

CANCELLED: Professional Bull Riders
Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:00pm

Disney Live!: Mickey's Magic Show
Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:00pm
Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:00pm

Disney on Ice: Frozen
Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:00pm
Friday, May 15, 2015 7:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:00am
Saturday, May 16, 2015 3:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:00pm
Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:00pm
Sunday, May 17, 2015 5:00pm

Fleetwood Mac
Saturday, December 20, 2014 8:00pm

Harlem Globetrotters
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:00pm

Jingle Ball
Monday, December 22, 2014 6:30pm

Maroon 5
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:30pm

Nitro Circus Live
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 7:30pm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Thursday, January 1, 2015 7:30pm
Friday, January 2, 2015 7:30pm
Saturday, January 3, 2015 11:00am
Saturday, January 3, 2015 3:00pm
Saturday, January 3, 2015 7:30pm
Sunday, January 4, 2015 11:00am
Sunday, January 4, 2015 3:00pm
Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:00pm

Tampa Bay Lightning
Saturday, November 29, 2014 7:00pm
Vs. Ottawa Senators
Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:30pm
Vs. Buffalo Sabres
Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:00pm
Vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:30pm
Vs. Washington Capitals
Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:30pm
Vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:30pm
Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Saturday, December 27, 2014 7:00pm
Vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Monday, December 29, 2014 7:30pm
Vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Friday, January 9, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Buffalo Sabres
Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Houston Oilers
Saturday, January 17, 2015 7:00pm
Vs. Colorado Avalanche
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Vancouver Canuks
Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Detroit Red Wings
Saturday, January 31, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Saturday, February 7, 2015 5:00pm
Vs. Los Angeles Kings
Sunday, February 8, 2015 5:00pm
Vs. Anaheim Ducks
Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. St. Louis Blues
Friday, February 27, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Buffalo Sabres
Thursday, March 5, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Saturday, March 7, 2015 7:00pm
Vs. Dallas Stars
Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:00pm
Vs. Winnipeg Jets
Monday, March 16, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Montreal Canadiens
Friday, March 20, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Detroit Red Wings
Sunday, March 22, 2015 5:00pm
Vs. Boston Bruins
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Florida Panthers
Thursday, March 26, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Nashville Predators
Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. New Jersey Devils
Saturday, April 11, 2015 7:30pm
Vs. Boston Bruins

The Black Keys
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 8:00pm

The Who
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:30pm

Throwdown By The Bay
Friday, December 12, 2014 5:30pm
Brantley Gilbert

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Saturday, December 13, 2014 3:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00pm

Usher
Sunday, December 14, 2014 7:30pm

WWE Live
Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:30pm

Winter Jam
Saturday, January 10, 2015 6:00pm

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