Tampa Bay Lightning Tickets

Playing in the National Hockey League, the Tampa Bay Lightning has become one of the most competitive ice hockey clubs in North America. The team has enthralled millions of sports fans over the years and continues to dominate the NHL rankings. Based in Tampa, the Lightning plays home games at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. This season, the team will be competing against some of the top NHL clubs in highly exciting, edge of the seat matches. The fans are eagerly waiting to catch the Lightning play against the Edmonton Oilers at the Rexall Place arena.

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Arena: Tampa Bay Times Forum

Championships: 2 Division Titles, 1 Conference Championship, 1 Stanley Cup


Tampa Bay Lightning was initially formed as an expansion franchise for the 1992 NHL season. The bid for the expansion club was won by Phil Esposito, who later took the position of team’s general manger as well as president. Star coach Terry Crisp was hired as the team’s first head coach.


The club played its first official match at the Florida State Fairground’s Expo Hall. They played against the Chicago Blackhawks and surprised the ice hockey circuit by winning the match 7-3. The Lightning continued to impress throughout their inaugural season, even though they failed to bag any major title.  For their second season, the team joined the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference and relocated their home arena to Florida Sincast Dome.



The Lightning’s first successful season was in 2002, when they managed to finish in the division’s top spot, winning the ‘Atlantic Division Title’. The following year, the team managed to bag its first ‘Stanley Cup’. They defeated the Philadelphia Flyers to win the ‘Western Conference Championship’ and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they met the ‘Western Conference Winner’ Calgary Flames. The Lightning defeated the Flames 4-3, taking home the ‘Stanley Cup’. With twenty-six points and twelve goals, Brad Richards was awarded the ‘Playoff MVP’ title, where as Martin St. Louis won the ‘Season MVP Award’ for his outclass performance.


The Live Experience

Witnessing Tampa Bay Lightning play live on the ice is always a spectacular experience for the fans. The Lightning players keep the viewers glued to the match by displaying captivating ice hockey skills. The sheer aura and energy surrounding the entire hockey arena during a Lightning game is an experience many fans cherish. Every season, the Lightning loyalists flock in thousands to get hands on the Tampa Bay Lightning tickets. So make sure to witness the exiting matches for an unforgettable sporting journey as the Tampa Bay Lightning once again hits the ice this season.

Did You Know…


  1. In 1995, the Lightning home match against rivals Philadelphia Flyers, held at the Thunderdome Arena, attracted a crowd of 28,183 people, setting a record of largest ever crowd for an NHL game that was later broken in 2003.
  1. Apart from the mascot ThunderBug, a group of female dancers known as the Lightning Girls also perform in the stands during the team’s community events and home matches.
  1. Martin St. Louis has scored the highest points and assists for the Lightning, with 892 points and 556 assists.
  1. The record of the most career goals for Lightning is 383, scored by Vincent Lecavlier.
  1. Two Lightning players have been inducted into the Hall of Fame; Denis Savard and Dino Ciccarelli.