Get ready for the thunderstorm with Tampa Bay Lightning tickets from TicketSmarter. The Tampa Bay Lightning joined the NHL in 1992 and was the first major league ice hockey team to be based out of Florida. Commonly referred to as the Bolts by fans, the Lightning has had several successful seasons with a Presidents’ Trophy and multiple Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference championships. The team made history in the 2003-2004 season by winning the Stanley Cup, the first hockey franchise from the state of Florida to do so. Home games for the Lightning are played inside Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602.
The Tampa Bay Lightning play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. This is a tough division with several historically great teams and multi-time Stanley Cup champions including the Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. Several great players have spent time on the Lightning roster throughout the years including franchise scoring leaders Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier and Steven Stamkos. Celebrate the Bolts’ upcoming season with Tampa Bay Lightning tickets from TicketSmarter.
Tampa Bay Lightning Ticket Prices
As the state of Florida’s oldest professional hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning have found a dedicated fanbase in a state where hockey isn’t a commonly played sport. Tampa Bay Lightning ticket prices will fluctuate over the year based on changes in demand for NHL tickets. Some of the factors that can affect the demand for Lightning tickets include the team’s rank in the divisional standings, their overall performance and how well their upcoming opponents are playing. The largest determining factor for tickets will be where you choose to sit inside the arena.
How much are Tampa Bay Lightning tickets?
Tampa Bay Lightning tickets will generally start at a price of around $20 to $30. Over the past five years, the average ticket price for games has stayed steadily around $70 to $90. Fans looking for cheap Tampa Bay Lightning tickets should check out weekday games and seats in the upper levels behind the goals. Fans usually consider rinkside seats behind the glass or center ice seats in the lower level to be the best view of the action, but tickets will be priced higher in these areas.
Tampa Bay Lightning Dates & Schedule
The Tampa Bay Lightning starts their season off with preseason action in September. The preseason will consist of six to eight exhibition games that will be played against other NHL teams. The team will then move on to regular season play in October. The Tampa Bay Lightning schedule throughout the regular season will feature 82 games with half taking place at Amalie Arena and the other half on the road. Throughout the season, the Lightning will face Atlantic Division foes like the Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators and their in-state rivals, the Florida Panthers. The regular season will conclude at the beginning of April, which will then lead to the Stanley Cup Playoffs just days later.
The Lightning has been regular contenders in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Should they qualify for the tournament, they will play in a best-of-seven series in an effort to move on to the next round until an Eastern Conference champion is crowned. If the Lightning win the conference championship, they will go on to face the Western Conference Champion in the Stanley Cup Finals. TicketSmarter will have tickets available for all preseason, regular season and playoff matchups featuring the Tampa Bay Lightning.
When do Tampa Bay Lightning tickets go on sale?
Tickets for the upcoming Tampa Bay Lightning season will become available on TicketSmarter in June shortly after the Stanley Cup Finals. Upon completion of the Stanley Cup Finals, the NHL releases their full schedule with matchups and game dates for every team in the league. TicketSmarter will have NHL tickets for all league games within a day or two of this announcement.
Tampa Bay Lightning Seating Chart
The Tampa Bay Lightning have played at Amalie Arena since the 1996-1997 season. Originally known as the Ice Palace, the arena was built to be the home of the Lightning and is located in downtown Tampa. The venue can accommodate seating for 19,092 hockey fans during Lightning home games.
The Tampa Bay Lightning seating chart features three levels of seating with each completely surrounding the rink. The lower level has sections numbered in the 100s and puts fans closest to the action. The middle-tier is the 200 level and is made up of suites and club seating for a luxury VIP experience at your next game. The terrace level has sections numbered in the 300s and provides excellent views from up above the rink.
TicketSmarter’s virtual Tampa Bay Lightning ticket office will help fans find the perfect seats for their upcoming game. When viewing the interactive seating map, please note that sections 102 through 115, 202 through 215 and 302 through 315 will be on the end of the arena that the Bolts will shoot at in the first and third periods.
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