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Lightning will close facilities, delay season ticket payments

Season ticket holders will have March’s scheduled payment moved to April.
Players with the Winthrop and Port Tampa middle schools compete outside Amalie Arena during a street hockey tournament. The Lightning's facilities and community hockey programs will be on hold through at least the end of the month.
Players with the Winthrop and Port Tampa middle schools compete outside Amalie Arena during a street hockey tournament. The Lightning's facilities and community hockey programs will be on hold through at least the end of the month.

TAMPA — The Lightning will close all of their facilities beginning today at 5 p.m. through the end of the month.

Per the release sent out on Monday afternoon, Vinik Sports Groups, the Lightning, Amalie Arena, the ReliaQuest Ticket Office, the Yuengling Center, the Tampa Bay Sports retail locations, and the Lightning Made Training Center will close their offices and facilities through March 30.

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All subsects associated with the Lightning Made community hockey program will also be suspended through March 30. Those groups are: Ball Hockey - Lakewood Ranch, Equip the Thunder, Guide the Thunder, the Heroes League, Learn to Play, the Lightning Elite Development Program, the Lightning High School Hockey League, the Rookie League, Tampa Bay Lightning Girls Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning Sled Hockey and all other Lightning Made Training Center programs.

The club also said it will delay the first payment on the 2020-21 season ticket memberships, originally scheduled for Monday, until April 15. The plan will create a prorated 11-month payment plan for season ticket holders.

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If season ticket holders are interested in making a payment this month, they can do so by logging into their account at www.MyBoltsNation.com.

Fans with a six-month payment plan can expect their plans condensed to five months. Lightning season ticket holders are still eligible for the “Cheer Now, Pay Later” Stanley Cup Playoffs program, which would begin when the season resumes and if the Lightning earns a playoff berth.

Season ticket members who still have questions should reach out to their representatives via email.

Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.

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