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A Bolts-Blue View of Tampa from Amalie Arena

A Lightning-blue view of the city of Tampa from the Lightning’s home, Amalie Arena!

󾠔Happy birthday to you…󾠔

Posted by Amalie Arena on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The AMALIE ARENA in TAMPA is among the Top 5 Venues in the world.

In April 2015, it was ranked 5th in the world by Venues Today magazine based on ticket sales for events, conerts and family shows in venues seating more than 15,000 people.

When it first opened on October 12, 1996, its name was ICE PALACE. It was renamed ST. PETE TIMES FORUM in 2002 when it partnered with the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, then renamed TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM in 2011 when the paper changed its name to Tampa Bay Times.

In September 2014, the venue was renamed AMALIE ARENA when Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik partnered with family-owned Tampa-based Amalie Oil Co.

AMALIA ARENA will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in October 2016.