At Amalie Arena, our vision is to be a world class organization winning at the highest levels and unifying Tampa Bay through the power of Lightning hockey and legendary events. We are committed to developing relationships with businesses that reflect the diversity of our employees, fans, and community. We aim to increase our pool of potential business partners by expanding opportunities for small, local businesses, minority-owned businesses, and women-owned businesses. Diversity strengthens our community connections, fosters innovation, improves our chances for success, and is essential to achieving our vision.
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Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC is an entity established by Jeff Vinik in March, 2010 to manage the National Hockey’s League’s Tampa Bay Lightning and the leasehold rights to Amalie Arena, the 19,204-seat downtown Tampa home in which the teams play their games. The venue opened in 1996 and was named the Ice Palace at the time, but it became Amalie Arena in September, 2014 when the family-owned, Tampa Bay-based AMALIE Oil Company elected to partner with Vinik and Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment. Since Vinik’s purchase in 2010, he has led a complete brand and business transformation of the Lightning and the arena which was anchored by a mostly private $60+ million dollar renovation of the publicly owned facility. Amalie Arena as recently ranked second in the United States (fourth in the world) by Venues Today magazine. The rankings are based on worldwide ticket sales for concerts, events and family shows in venues seating 15,001 or more from December 16, 2014 – January 15, 2015.