Amalie Arena401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
The building became Amalie Arena in September 2014, after being renamed the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Jauary 2012. The arena was known as the Ice Palace from 1996 to 2002, when naming rights were sold to the St. Petersburg Times newspaper and made the building the St. Pete Times Forum. The Lightning won its only Stanley Cup championship in the building in 2004. The arena offers luxurious and unique fan experiences throughout the building, including the Ice Box, a section where fans can sit between the team benches, all-inclusive clubs, luxury suites, private party areas and more. Prices for each experience vary. The arena has held several major events, including the 1999 NHL All-Star Game, World Wrestling Federation, the 2003 first- and second-round games NCAA men's basketball tournament and the 2008 women's basketball Final Four. In 2012, the arena will host the NCAA Frozen Four hockey championships.
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
From Orlando/Lakeland: Take I-4 West to Exit 1 (Downtown East). Head south on 21st Street to Palm Avenue. Head west on Palm Avenue to Nick Nuccio Parkway. Head south on Nick Nuccio Parkway to Channelside Drive. Head south on Channelside Drive to Gunn and then make a left on Gunn. Follow the signs.
From Bradenton/Sarasota: Take I-75 North to Exit 50 (Lee Roy Selmon -- Crosstown Expressway). Head east on Crosstown Expressway to Exit 8 (Downtown East). Head west on Kennedy Boulevard to Morgan Street and head south on Morgan Street to Channelside Drive. Follow the signs.
From Brandon: Take State Road 60 (Adamo) West to Channelside Drive. Head south on Channelside to Gunn, make a left on Gunn. Follow the signs. From St. Petersburg: Take I-275 North to Exit 15 (Gandy Boulevard). Head east on Gandy to Lee Roy Selmon (Crosstown Expressway). Head east on Crosstown Expressway to Exit 4 (Willow Avenue). Head east on Platt/Channelside Drive to Morgan. Follow the signs.
From Clearwater: Take State Road 60 (Gulf to Bay/Courtney Campbell Causeway) to I-275. Head north on I-275 to Exit 24 (Armenia Avenue). Head south on Armenia Avenue to Platt Street. Head east on Platt Street/Channelside Drive to Morgan. Follow the signs.
From Northwest Tampa: Take Veterans Expressway (State Road 589) South to I-275. Head north on I-275 to Exit 24 (Armenia Avenue). Head south on Armenia Avenue to Platt Street. Head east on Platt Street/Channelside Drive. Follow the signs.
From Tampa: Take I-275 South to Exit 26 (Downtown East/Jefferson Street). Head south on Jefferson/Pierce to Whiting Street. Head west on Whiting Street to Morgan. Head south on Morgan to Channelside Drive. Follow the signs.
Several parking lots and garages are available near Tampa Bay Times Forum. VIP parking can be purchased through the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Tampa Bay Times Forum is accessible through the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority. For schedules and more information, visit the Hartline Web site. Transportation includes an in-town trolley.