Tampa Bay Lightning to allow fans back at games this March

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Be the Thunder live and in person again because the Tampa Bay Lightning have just announced a maximum of 3,800 fans will be allowed at games beginning March 13.

Vinik Sports Group, parent company of the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced this morning that it will welcome a maximum of 3,800 fans back to AMALIE Arena for games starting on March 13 when the Bolts take on the Nashville Predators. 

New safety procedures at Amalie Arena

For future general ticket opportunities fans are encouraged to sign up for the Lightning Insider email newsletter by clicking HERE. The Lightning have 18 home games remaining on their 2020-21 regular season schedule. The team’s last regular season home game is scheduled for May 7, 2021 against the Dallas Stars. 

Upon entering AMALIE Arena via mobile ticketing, fans will notice increased measures to promote physical distancing, including entry points, concessions, restrooms and more. Concession and retail stands will be cashless and contactless. Hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the facility for use.

Arena staff will increase frequency of cleaning and sanitation in all areas being used with an emphasis on commonly used surfaces such as seats, handrails and bathrooms. Signage and physical distancing measures have been added to assure six-foot separation between patrons.

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Ultra-violet disinfectant lights have been installed at various locations including escalator handrails and the number of people allowed on elevators at one time will also be limited. Masks will be required throughout the arena concourses and seating areas when not eating or drinking.

You can see the full list of safety protocols and guidelines online here.

This follows the news that there was no significant COVID-19 spread due to the Super Bowl, both the game and NFL-sponsored events surrounding the spectacle.

WrestleMania 37, set to take place at Raymond James Stadium, is also rumored to begin opening ticket sales starting next week, according to Fightful Selects.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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