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Fan’s Guide to the Tampa Bay Lightning: Tickets, Experiences, and More

  • March 12, 2023
  • | 05:10 AM

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Going to Amalie Arena? 🏟

Check out everything you need to know before you go.

Important info

  • Cashless: Amalie Arena has implemented cashless payment at all arena-managed retail and concession locations, mobile ordering for select concessions, and express food and beverage pickup.
  • Contactless: Some payment systems throughout the building are completely touchless.
  • Digital Tickets: Be sure to have your tickets downloaded on your phone! Tickets are digital and available on guests’ mobile devices.​
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Bag policy

Bags larger than 12x12x12″ are prohibited at AMALIE Arena. Large bags (not including small clutches) are required to go through an x-ray scanner prior to entry. Medical and parenting bags exceeding these sizes are permitted but are subject to additional search procedures.

For hockey games, bags larger than 4×7″ are required to go through an x-ray scanner prior to entry.

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  • PDQ

    PDQ is located behind section 102 on the promenade level and section 316 on the trane terrace level.

  • Outback Steakhouse

    Visit the Outback Steakhouse concession stand on the Promenade Level at section 117.

  • Mr. Empanada

    Mr. E is located in sections 110 and 307 at AMALIE Arena. We love their

  • Holy Hog BBQ

    Located on the Promenade level at section 124 and on the Trane Terrace level on the Budweiser Biergarten.

  • Ford’s Garage

    Rev Up Your Appetite for Ford's Garage! Parked at the Promenade Level at Section 109 & the Trane Terrace Level at Section 301

  • Corona Cantina

    Check out the Corona Cantina before the game, it's located on the West Plaza outside of AMALIE Arena.

  • Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown

    The Cigar City Brewing Taproom’s location is 375 Channelside Drive, under the Pam Iorio Parking Garage adjacent to the west plaza at AMALIE Arena.

  • Cur(ate) TPA

    Enjoy Cur(ate) TPA, a culinary experience within AMALIE Arena featuring fresh, local, and sustainable food & beverage options featured at multiple concession locations around the arena. Enjoy a hot dog from Dog Gone It or a banana split from Bowl'd Over.


  • When do doors open?

    Normally doors will open for a Tampa Bay Lightning game 60 minutes prior to the start of the game. Doors for Chase Club, VIP Lounge and Executive Suite guests will open 90 minutes prior to the start of the game. All other events are subject to releasing a door time.

  • Are service animals permitted?

    All service animals are permitted in AMALIE Arena.

  • Is there re-entry to the arena?

    Because of safety and security concerns, AMALIE Arena does not permit guests to exit and re-enter the facility during hockey games or events. Guests wishing to exit AMALIE Arena for any reason will not be allowed back into the arena, per the facility’s re-entry policy.

  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my child?

    It is an AMALIE Arena policy that children UNDER two (2) years old are admitted free of charge for all events as long as they sit on a lap.

  • Can I bring my camera?

    For NHL games, still cameras with a lens smaller than 6 inches will be permitted. iPads are permitted for hockey only. Video and audio recording equipment is not permitted in AMALIE Arena unless otherwise stated for a specific event.

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