Amalie Arena - Tampa, FL

A premier event venue in the Sunshine State of Florida, Amalie Arena opened its doors to the public in 1996 with the Royal Hanneford Circus as its first event. Originally called the Ice Palace, it was also known as the St. Pete Times Forum and Tampa Bay Times Forum before being renamed Amalie Arena in 2014. The arena is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning professional ice hockey team, and the Tampa Bay Storm professional arena football team. Amalie Arena plays host to more than 150 events every year including home games of both teams, tennis tournaments, rodeos, circuses, boxing matches and conventions. Numerous high-profile musicians such as Garth Brooks, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Billy Joel, U2 and Celine Dion have graced its stage.

The 670,000-square-foot Amalie Arena features three decks and seven separate levels. It has a seating capacity of 19,500 for hockey games and up to 15,000 for concerts. The arena underwent major renovations from 2011 to 2013 that included installation of new lights, additional LED display boards, rebuilding of all the suites, replacing the seats to padded cushioned ones, restructuring of certain sections, and building a new party deck for event after-parties. These renovations have propelled the venue into the biggest entertainment and sports venue in the city. To appreciate the venue even more, check out the walking tour of the facilities before Tampa Bay Lightning games.

For a hassle-free experience at the Amalie Arena, try to arrive at least an hour and a half hour before the event. Make sure you have what you need before entering, as readmittance is not permitted. Still cameras with a lens smaller than six inches are allowed during hockey and arena football games, but cameras with a detachable lens and video- and audio-recording devices are prohibited during concerts unless permitted by the artist. You may not bring food and/or beverages into the arena. Large bags and backpacks, any type of chair, weapons of any kind, controlled substances, sharp objects, and large banners and signs are also prohibited.

Who is playing at Amalie Arena this weekend?

Scroll through upcoming NHL games and concerts at Amalie Arena to find out who will be playing near you this weekend in Tampa.

Who is playing at Amalie Arena tonight?

You can shop last minute tickets for games and concerts happening at Amalie Arena tonight or scroll to view the full schedule.

What time do doors open at Amalie Arena?

Doors typically open anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to showtime at Amalie Arena. Be sure to check the listing on your ticket as showtimes will vary.

What time do games end at Amalie Arena?

Every NHL game and concert will typically end at a different time. Set times and ending times for Amalie Arena are usually not established.

Who plays at Amalie Arena?

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the home team at the Amalie Arena.
Thu
Feb 27, 2020
7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Tampa, FL
Sat
Feb 29, 2020
4:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Calgary Flames
Tampa, FL
Tue
Mar 3, 2020
7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins
Tampa, FL
Thu
Mar 5, 2020
7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens
Tampa, FL
Sat
Mar 7, 2020
5:00 PM
Jeff Dunham
Tampa, FL
Wed
Mar 11, 2020
8:00 PM
Andre Rieu
Tampa, FL
Thu
Mar 12, 2020
7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Tampa, FL
Sat
Mar 14, 2020
4:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings
Tampa, FL
Sun
Mar 15, 2020
5:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils
Tampa, FL
Thu
Mar 19, 2020
TBD
2020 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 - All Sessions
Tampa, FL
Thu
Mar 19, 2020
12:00 PM
2020 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 - Session 1
Tampa, FL
Thu
Mar 19, 2020
6:00 PM
2020 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 - Session 2
Tampa, FL
Sat
Mar 21, 2020
6:00 PM
2020 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 1 & 2 - Session 3
Tampa, FL
Wed
Mar 25, 2020
7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Tampa, FL
Thu
Mar 26, 2020
7:30 PM
Cher
Tampa, FL
Fri
Mar 27, 2020
7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Tampa, FL
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers
Tampa, FL
Tue
Mar 31, 2020
7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators
Tampa, FL
Thu
Apr 2, 2020
6:45 PM
WWE: Hall Of Fame Ceremony
Tampa, FL
Fri
Apr 3, 2020
7:15 PM
WWE: Smackdown
Tampa, FL
Sat
Apr 4, 2020
6:00 PM
WWE: NXT Takeover
Tampa, FL
Mon
Apr 6, 2020
7:30 PM
WWE: Raw
Tampa, FL
Wed
Apr 8, 2020
TBD
NHL Eastern Conference First Round: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. TBD - Home Game 1 (Date: TBD - If Necessary)
Tampa, FL
Fri
Apr 10, 2020
TBD
NHL Eastern Conference First Round: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. TBD - Home Game 2 (Date: TBD - If Necessary)
Tampa, FL
Thu
Apr 16, 2020
TBD
NHL Eastern Conference First Round: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. TBD - Home Game 3 (Date: TBD - If Necessary)
Tampa, FL
Fri
Apr 17, 2020
5:00 PM
98Rockfest: Shinedown & Halestorm
Tampa, FL
Sun
Apr 19, 2020
7:30 PM
Tool
Tampa, FL
Mon
Apr 20, 2020
TBD
NHL Eastern Conference First Round: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. TBD - Home Game 4 (Date: TBD - If Necessary)
Tampa, FL
Fri
May 1, 2020
8:00 PM
The Millennium Tour: Omarion, Bow Wow, Pretty Ricky, Ying Yang Twins, Soulja Boy & Ashanti
Tampa, FL
Fri
May 22, 2020
7:00 PM
JoJo Siwa
Tampa, FL
Tue
May 26, 2020
8:00 PM
Elton John
Tampa, FL
Sat
Jun 27, 2020
8:00 PM
Janet Jackson
Tampa, FL
Mon
Aug 3, 2020
8:00 PM
Harry Styles & Jenny Lewis
Tampa, FL
Fri
Aug 14, 2020
8:00 PM
Joe Rogan
Tampa, FL
Wed
Aug 26, 2020
7:30 PM
Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick
Tampa, FL
Fri
Dec 11, 2020
8:00 PM
Jimmy Buffett
Tampa, FL
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
19,500 Hockey

8,800 Concerts

Past Names/Nicknames:
Ice Palace

St. Pete Times Forum

Tampa Bay Times Forum

Date/Year Built/Opened:
Oct. 20, 1996