The Buffalo Sabres head to Tampa, Florida for the first match-up of the 2013-14 season against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, October 26th; game time is 7 p.m. The Sabres return to Tampa on Thursday, March 6th (7:30 p.m. start).
The Tampa Bay Lightning was introduced into the National Hockey League for the 1992-93 season, along with the Ottawa Senators; Tampa Bay went on to win the Stanley Cup in 2004. The Lightning, known to the fans as the Bolts, play their home games at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (known as the Ice Palace from 1996 to 2002 and the St. Pete Times Forum from 2002 to 2012). Located at 401 Channelside Dr. in Tampa, the arena seats over 19,000 spectators for hockey. In addition to the Lightning, the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League calls the Forum home.
The Tampa Bay Times Forum features a wide variety of concession stands throughout, including national franchises like Outback Steakhouse and Little Caesars Pizza. For sit-down dining, visit the Firestick Grill, open two hours before each Lightning game and featuring open fire action stations, soup, salad, sandwiches and desserts, plus the BACARDI OakHeart Bar and Lounge, which opens once each game or event begins.
Tickets for this season’s Sabres/Lightning match-ups are available at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Box Office or through www.ticketmaster.com; tickets start at $32.50 (plus taxes and fees).
For more information on the Lightning, visit lightning.nhl.com.
For more information on the Tampa Bay Times Forum, visit www.tampabaytimesforum.com.
For more information on the Sabres, visit sabres.nhl.com.
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