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Amalie Arena

Address: 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 (Formerly Tampa Bay Times Forum)
Phone Number: 813 301 6600
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Ranked #4 of 67 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sights & Landmarks
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sights & Landmarks
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Perry, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Great concert - great venue. Parking is a hassle, but it is downtown Tampa so what do you expect. Huge building so people conjestion is not a problem. Great acoustics.

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I went to see Montreal Vs Tampa Bay and I was impress by the arena. I met the thunderbug and the ice girls. The enormous ORGAN was impressive and played a lot of music. I had very good seats and they were comfortable and priced reasonably. I would go back for sure.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Good venue for either sports or music. Suggest you get in sides above exits for best views.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is a nice venue but trying to get there and park is a nightmare. I think more work should be done on parking and directions from staff.

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Largo, Florida
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43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Lightning games are fun here. Good fan support, sometimes a good team (it was great seeing the Stanley Cup finals here.) Where the arena falls down is for concerts. Yes it's the biggest venue in town, but it sounds like a toilet bowl in there. Terrible. One of the worst. You spend the whole concert listening to muffled voices. Doesn't... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We went for a hockey game and were very impressed with the customer service. Every guest service person we encountered was smiling and friendly. Loved the way they showed community involvement during the game. Good seats. Great fan participation. We wore our jerseys from the opposing team and got friendly razzing from the Lightning fans.

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Tampa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

New team owner has really jazzed up the arena...and at his own expense. Wonderful seating, new sight lines, amazing new pipe organ. It's a great place to watch hockey....hockey fans are the best!!

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New York City, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Whatever event you are attending, do go early so you can soak up the beautiful view. You will have to pay a price to park, usually five or ten dollars, but it is a short walk to the forum. If you are viisitor, the name of the forum continues to change. If you need directions, you can ask a local... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I frequently come here to see hockey games and the seats are always comfortable and you can see cleary. I like how they host a variety of events and have activities to do before it starts. The food there is not very good and they should have more choices.

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Tampa, Florida
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We enjoyed a night with the Tampa Bay Lightening. The remodel of the arena is great. And we won our game! Good choice of food and we were able to park close to the arena. We will return.

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