Published on September 10th, 2014 | by Ath letize0
Amalie Arena is a stadium in Tampa, Florida and is the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL. A detailed Amalie Arena seating chart is located to the left. The arena is located in Downtown Tampa’s Channelside District.
The stadium is owned by the Tampa Sports Authority, which built the arena for $139 Million. Tampa Bay Times Forum seats roughly 18,118 for hockey games.
Click on the link/s below to view seating charts for all the different events held inside the Amalie Arena.
Amalie Arena Quick Facts
- Location: Tampa, Florida
- Main Teams: Tampa Bay Lightning
- Seating Capacity: 18,118 (approximately)
- Opened: 1996
History of Amalie Arena
Ground was broken on the stadium on April 14, 1994. Amalie Arena was completed two and a half years later on October 20, 1996. The location of the arena was the second choice they had chosen.Tampa Bay Lightning paid $53 million to construct the new stadium while the city of Tampa paid $86 million.
The first game held in the stadium was against the New York Rangers. The Lightning beat the Rangers 5-2.
On September 3, 2014 the owner of the Lightning announced that the stadium would be renamed Amalie Arena, named after an oil company in Tampa.
Amalie Arena Address
401 Channelside Dr
Tampa, Florida 33602