|St. Pete Times Forum|
|Location||401 Channelside Drive|
Tampa, Florida, USA 33602
|Opened||October 20, 1996|
|Owner||Palace Sports and Entertainment|
|Operator||Palace Sports and Entertainment|
|Construction cost||$139 million|
|Former names||Ice Palace (1996–2002)|
|Tenants||Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) (1996-present)|
Tampa Bay Storm (AFL) (1997-present)
Arena Football: 19,500
The St. Events 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E is a sports and entertainment company owned by Billionaire William Davidson. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Ellerbe Becket is a Minneapolis Minnesota -based employee-owned firms that is one of the world's largest Architectural firms The Tampa Bay Lightning is a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa Florida. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America The Tampa Bay Storm are a member franchise of the Arena Football League. The Arena Football League (AFL was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. Pete Times Forum is an arena in Tampa, Florida, that is used for hockey games, basketball games, arena football games, and concerts. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m This article is about the sport of Arena Football See Arena Football (video game for the EA Sports Video game of the same name It is currently home to the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America The Tampa Bay Lightning is a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa Florida. The Tampa Bay Storm are a member franchise of the Arena Football League. The Arena Football League (AFL was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league.
The venue, located in Downtown Tampa's Channelside District was a secondary location chosen after the failure of Tampa Coliseum Inc. Channelside is a district just east of Downtown Tampa, Florida, USA. to secure funding to construct an arena on Tampa Sports Authority land near Tampa Stadium. Tampa Stadium (known as Houlihan's Stadium from 1996 to 1998 and nicknamed "The Big Sombrero ") was a Sports venue located at It opened in 1996 as the Ice Palace. Its first event was the Lightning hosting the New York Rangers. The New York Rangers are a professional Ice hockey team based in New York, New York, United States. The Lightning won by a score of 5–2.
The arena was built as a new home for the Lightning to replace the Thunderdome in St. Petersburg, Florida, which has since changed it's name to Tropicana Field and is currently home to Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays. Tropicana Field is a Domed stadium in St Petersburg Florida, which has been the home of Major League Baseball 's Tampa Bay Rays since St Petersburg (often shortened to St Pete) is a city in Pinellas County Florida, United States. The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball franchise based in St Upon the completion of the Ice Palace, both the Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm, also a tenant of the Thunderdome, moved in and have made it their home since then.
Control of the venue has changed hands three times since the building's opening in 1996. The lease agreement ties the arena to the ownership of the Tampa Bay Lightning. See also Leasing, Renting A lease is a Legal document, but can be an oral arrangement which confers a right on one person (called Currently Palace Sports and Entertainment (owned by billionaire William Davidson) operates the venue, and has held control since summer 1999 when Davidson purchased the Lightning from then-owner Art Williams. Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E is a sports and entertainment company owned by Billionaire William Davidson. This article is about the billionaire and sports team owner For other persons named William Davidson see William Davidson (disambiguation.
Naming rights to the Ice Palace were sold to the St. Petersburg Times, a daily newspaper which circulates throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Naming rights are the right to name a piece of Property, either tangible property or an event usually granted in exchange for financial considerations The St Petersburg Times is a daily Newspaper based in St Petersburg Florida, that serves the larger Tampa Bay area The Tampa Bay Area, or Tampa Bay, after the body of water it surrounds is the second most populated metropolitan region in the state of Florida, the Other entertainment events occasionally held in the Forum include concerts, NBA exhibition games, USF Basketball and NCAA Tournament games, tennis, professional wrestling, boxing, figure skating, and rodeos. The University of South Florida ( USF) known within its system as USF Tampa, is a public research University system located in Tampa, Florida The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) Professional wrestling, or pro wrestling, is a non-competitive professional Sport, where all matches are scripted by the promotion's booking staff Boxing (sometimes also known as English boxing or pugilism) is a Combat sport in which two participants generally of similar weight, Figure skating is an athletic Sport in which individuals pairs or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging Rodeo (ˈroʊdioʊ or /roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ is a sport which arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States
The building played host to the 1999 NHL All-Star Game, World Wrestling Federation Survivor Series 2000, and first and second round games of the 2003 NCAA men's basketball tournament. The National Hockey League All-Star Game (Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey is an exhibition Ice hockey game that traditionally marks the midway World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Survivor Series (2000 was the fourteenth annual Survivor Series Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation The 2003 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division The Forum played host to 4 of the 7 games during the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals, as the Lightning defeated the Calgary Flames 4 games to 3 to win their first Stanley Cup. The 2003–04 NHL season was the 87th Regular season of the National Hockey League. The Calgary Flames are a Professional Ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Forum also hosted ArenaBowl XII (1998) and ArenaBowl XVII (2003) and the 2007 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament. Arena Bowl XII was the Arena Football League 's twelfth Arena Bowl ArenaBowl XVII was played on June 22 2003 at the St Pete Times Forum (formerly the Ice Palace) in Tampa Florida before a sellout crowd of 20496 The 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 8-11 2007 in Tampa Florida at the St
In 2012, the St. Pete Times Forum will play host to the NCAA Hockey Frozen Four championship finals; this will be the first time the "Frozen Four" will be held outside the northern US since 1999, when the University of Alaska Anchorage hosted the event at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, now the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The annual NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship tournament determines the top Ice hockey team in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division University of Alaska Anchorage, a United States educational faculty is the largest member of the University of Alaska System, with more than 17000 students 14000 of whom Honda Center, previously known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and colloquially called the The Pond, is an indoor arena in Anaheim California The Frozen Four will be hosted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the nearest collegiate hockey team to Florida. The University of Alabama in Huntsville (also known as UAH or UAHuntsville) is a state-supported public, Coeducational University
WWE RAW and WWE SmackDown has been held at the arena numerous times, the most recent was on November 20th, 2007. This article is about the television program You may be looking for the 1994 video game or the 2002 video game WWE Raw is WWE Friday Night SmackDown is a Professional wrestling Television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE that is currently airing Events 284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor. 762 - Bögü Khan of the Uyghurs, Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Among the events scheduled to be played at the St. Pete Times Forum in the future are:
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After the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2004, a mural was commissioned by the Colonial Bank of Tampa, which hangs above its main branch at Park Tower on Kennedy Boulevard. Park Tower (formerly known as the Lykes Building) is a Skyscraper located in downtown Tampa Florida.
Inside the St. Pete Times Forum, April 8th, 2006.
|Home of the|
Tampa Bay Lightning
1996 – present
|Home of the|
Tampa Bay Storm
1997 – present