Tampa Bay Lightning Details
The Lightning joined the NHL for the 1992-93 season as part of the league’s expansion into Florida. The team’s initial owner was Phil Esposito, who was best known for his playing career with the Blackhawks, Bruins, and Rangers. Though they ultimately finished well out of the playoffs, the Lighting got off to a good start in their first season. Brian Bradley, who had previously never scored more than 19 goals in a season, had a breakout year for Tampa, scoring 42 goals.
In 1998, the Lightning drafted Vincent Lecavalier with the first overall pick. Lecavalier was a gifted goal scorer and quickly became a key figure on the team. In 2000, the team signed Martin St. Louis. St. Louis was an unconventional player: he was never drafted, and many people believed he was too small to be successful in the NHL. But St. Louis caught fire with the Lightning. In the 2003-04 season, he led the NHL in points and played a major role in a championship season.
In the 2003-04 season, the Lightning made the playoffs for just the third time in franchise history. They breezed through the first two rounds of the playoffs and defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in a tough seven game series to reach their first Stanley Cup Final. With Nikolai Khabibulin in net and with St. Louis and Lecavalier providing much of the offense, the Lightning defeated the Calgary Flames and won their first Stanley Cup.
In 2008, after a disappointing season the year before, the Lighting drafted Steven Stamkos with the first overall pick. In 2010, Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman took over as general manager and built has built one of the most competitive teams of the decade. The Lightning reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2015 but were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lightning Games and Lightning Tickets
How much are Tampa Bay Lightning tickets?
Lightning ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Lightning tickets can be found for as low as $23.00, with an average price of $92.00.
How to get cheap Lightning tickets?
If you’re looking for cheap Lightning tickets, tickets can be found for as low as $23.00. Additionally, once you click on your preferred event date, use the “sort by price” button located in the top left hand corner of the event page to sort all available Lightning tickets by cheapest tickets available.
Where do Tampa Bay Lightning play?
The Lightning home games are played at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL.
Do I need to print my Lightning tickets?
Print-at-home tickets are no longer an option for NHL games. Tampa Bay Lightning are exclusively using mobile ticket entry to all games.
Does my child need a ticket for a Lightning game?
Each NHL team has their own child ticket policy. Some teams have age requirements and others have restrictions on height. The Lightning policy states all children under 2 are free.
How to Buy Lightning Tickets
SeatGeek is the best way to browse, find, and buy Lightning Tickets.
- Browse the above listings of Lightning tickets to find a show you would like to attend. Once you find the perfect date and show time, click on the button on the right hand side of the event to see all available tickets for that show.
- Next, explore all available Lightning tickets on the left hand side of the screen. Filters at the top of the page allow tickets to be sorted by price, or by SeatGeek’s Deal Score feature, which ranks tickets by value and tells you exactly how good of a deal you're looking at. On the right hand side, you can explore SeatGeek’s interactive maps to find the perfect seating section, and to get a preview of what a view from a seat in that section will look like.
- To buy Lightning tickets, click the ticket listing and you will be directed to SeatGeek’s checkout process to complete the information fields.
- SeatGeek will process your order and deliver your Lightning tickets.
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