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Tampa Bay Times Forum

401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
813 301 6600
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Ranked #5 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Orlando, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
5 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I saw the Lightning game agains the Philadelphia Flyers here. It was my first hockey game, and it was fun. I enjoyed the opening show and the tesla coil lightning displays after each intermission. It was great fun!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

TBTF is now called Amalie Arena. Hockey fans should watch the Tampa Bay Lightning play in Amalie Arena. They will have a fun time watching the game! I have been inside of the arena several times for hockey matches with the Tampa Bay Lightning team for their home games. The arena's seating, amenities, and electronic systems have been recently renovated... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Very poor excuse for Christmas performance. Nothing warm andfamily oriented. Our family was disappointed. They are talented, but for nearly 10,000 people to come and not see anything about Christmas WHAT message are they trying to send. No traditional songs at all. God with us is Christmas.

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South of England
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146 reviews 146 reviews
30 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Watched our first ice hockey match at this arena. What a great venue. The only downside was the security going in. I had a large fold up reusable bag which had two fleeces in it. I was told that I could not take it in as it was too large (despite seeing people with large rucksacks and baby bags in... More 

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100 Mile House
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A little hard to find but the Hockey was excellent. Tickets for row 8 from Ice level was $58.00. Beats Vancouver, BC Hockey ticket prices for the ordinary fan on a budget. The Tampa Bay Lightning were wearing their black jerseys and gave out free T-shirts to the whole arena! They played the San Jose Sharks. Was a great evening... More 

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Tampa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Ice Palace is located in downtown Tampa, so before the games you can enjoy two great places Ybor City or Channel side both have lots of restaurants and bars. Both are within walking distance.

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Regina, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went to the Lightning VS Islanders game NOV 15... our first game in Tampa. They know how to do it right....great fan experience with a great building to compliment!

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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a great time as always at the forum. However, there are very few gluten free options. Dippin dots were great but very pricey -$7 for a small. The small was maybe 1/4 cup size. I would really like to see more gluten free meal and snack options.

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St. John's
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went to see the November 6th Tampa Bay Lightening game and had upper bowl tickets. What fun we had at the game! The arena is laid out really well. Line ups for concessions are small everywhere. As a Canadian, I'm used to waiting in long lines during intermissions but here there was no worry about gettin back to your... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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120 reviews 120 reviews
50 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Like so many arena's name has changed and is now Amalie arena. I'm a Bruins fan from MA that enjoys the TD Garden. This arena is top notch. Great concourse area outside. A treat to be outdoors enjoying a drink and view of downtown area. Weather makes you feel like you are at a baseball game. Once inside the arena... More 

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