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St. Pete Times Forum

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Address:

401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Capacity:

19,500-21,500

Year Opened:

1996

Phone:

813-301-2500

Home of:

National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning; Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm

St. Pete Times Forum Is Home to Two Tampa Teams:

The St. Pete Times Forum, located in Tampa’s Channelside district, is home to both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm.

Founded in 1992, the Tampa Bay Lightning are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The team won the Stanley Cup in the 2003-04 season.

The Tampa Bay Storm is a member franchise of the Arena Football League. Formed in 1987 as the Pittsburgh Gladiators, one of first four ALF franchises, the team relocated and changed its name in 1991. The Tampa Bay Storm won the ArenaBowl in its first season in Tampa. Since then, the team has triumphed in four additional championships, including 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2003.

With 660,000 square feet, three decks and seven separate levels, the St. Pete Times Forum's design allows for 19,758 seats for NHL games, 20,500 seats for basketball games and up to 21,500 seats for concerts and center stage events.

The facility boasts 80 luxury suites, including 28 on the lower level and 52 on the upper level. There are 20 ticket windows and more than 20 concession stands. Restaurants include Medallions, located on the Chrysler-Jeep Club level; Icons Lounge, on the Chrysler-Jeep Club level across from section 201; and Shots Sportsbar, just south of the box office.

The facility also serves as a concert venue and has hosted events such as NBA exhibition games, NCAA tournament games, professional wrestling matches, boxing and figure skating.

Directions

  • Traveling northbound on I-275,take Exit 44 (Ashley Drive) to Jackson
  • Turn left on Jackson to Morgan
  • Turn left on Morgan to Channelside
  • Follow signs for parking.
  • Traveling southbound on I-275, take Exit 45A
  • Continue south on Jefferson to Whiting Street
  • Turn right on Whiting Street to Morgan
  • Turn left on Morgan to Channelside
  • Follow signs for parking.
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