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Lightning offer advance parking options for Saturday's game against Colorado

Victor Hedman dished out three assists against Ottawa
Victor Hedman dished out three assists against Ottawa
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The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hosting the Colorado Avalanche at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday at 7:00 p.m., but because of the day-long Gasparilla festivities and Parade the team is advising fans to expect a longer than usual commute to the game.

With that in mind, the Bolts are offering fans the opportunity to purchase parking from their official website www.tampabaytimesforum.com/parking to ensure they will have access to a parking space.

Fans that pre-purchase parking can begin accessing the lots beginning at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, however they will not be permitted to leave the parking area and re-enter without paying again. Fans will have until 11:59 p.m. Friday night to pre-purchase parking.

The City of Tampa will begin closing various streets on Friday night with additional closures Saturday morning in preparation for the parade and all of the festivities that will take place.

Additionally, the team is advising those that will be attending the game to consider carpooling and to use their suggested alternate routes to take to the Forum.

Suggested Routes

SOUTHBOUND I-275

South on I-275 to I-4
East on I-4 to Exit 1 (21st St)
South on 21st St to Adamo Dr.
Right on Adamo Dr. to Channelside Dr.
Left on Channelside Dr.

NORTHBOUND I-275

North on I-275 to I-4. Take Exit 1 (21st St)
South on 21st St to Adamo Dr.
Right on Adamo Dr to Channelside Dr.
Left on Channelside Dr.

WESTBOUND I-4

West on I-4 to Exit 1
Left on 21st St to Adamo Dr.
Right on Adamo Dr to Channelside Dr.
Left on Channelside Dr.

WESTBOUND SR 60

West on SR 60 to Channelside Dr.

EASTBOUND SR 60

East on Kennedy Blvd to Howard Ave.
Left on Howard Ave to I-275 N.
North on I-275 to I-4. Take Exit 1 (21st St).
South on 21st St to Adamo Dr.
Right on Adamo Dr. to Channelside Dr.
Left on Channelside Dr.

EASTBOUND SELMON EXPRESSWAY

East on Selmon Expressway to Exit 6A (Florida Ave).
North on Florida Ave to Whiting St.
Right on Whiting St. to Morgan St.
Right on Morgan St. to the Channelside Dr.

For more info: Tampa Bay Lightning, Gasparilla Parade and Festivities

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