The National Hockey League announced the selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the city of Tampa as hosts of the 2018 NHL® All-Star. The League's mid-season showcase will take place at AMALIE Arena on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 and will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and the NHL® All-Star Game.
The 2018 NHL All-Star returns to a 3-on-3 tournament format after successful games in Nashville (2016) and Los Angeles (2017). Under the tournament rules, the NHL All-Star Game will be divided into three 20-minute games, with star players from each NHL division making up the four All-Star teams: Pacific, Central, Atlantic, and Metropolitan.
2018 NHL Pregame Fan Festival at AMALIE Arena
As part of the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend festivities in Tampa, the National Hockey League will transform AMALIE Arena's Silver Parking Lot and Cotanchobee Park into the 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame™, a three-day, free outdoor hockey fan festival. From Friday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 28, the 2018 NHL All-Star Pre-Game will offer hockey fans of all ages a myriad of free hockey interactive games, attractions and music; special appearances by current and former NHL All-Star players; the Fourth Annual NHL Mascot Showdown™, a mini-version of the NHL All-Star Game featuring 27 NHL Mascots™; NHL memorabilia and trophy displays including the iconic Stanley Cup®; an exhibition showcasing the history of hockey in Florida; live television and radio broadcasts; a wide assortment of food options; and dozens of other dynamic activities.
All activities inside the 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame will be free of charge. A ticket to the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game will not be required to attend the 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame. For more information on the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, including the official fan guide, fans should visit NHL.com/AllStar.
2018 NHL All-Star PreGame, a free three-day hockey fan festival
Friday, Jan. 26: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 27: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 28: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
AMALIE Arena's Silver Parking Lot & Cotanchobee Park
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
With the #NHLAllStar and Gasparilla this weekend, how are you going to get to Downtown Tampa? We're here to help!
"How do I avoid the traffic and street closures?"
"How can I purchase parking in advance?"
"Maybe driving isn't the best idea, what are my other options for transportation?"
Contact the city of Tampa Parking Division at (813) 274-8179 for parking related questions.
Here is a list of City of Tampa Public Parking (Garages) Options for this weekend:
• Tampa Convention Center Garage (Tampa St. & Brorein St.), will open at 7:00 am at a rate of $10 per vehicle entry.
• Ft. Brooke Garage (Whiting St., between Franklin St. & Florida Ave.) will open at 7:00 am at a rate of $10 per vehicle entry.
• Poe Garage (Ashley St., south of Cass St.) At 7:30am at a rate of $10 per vehicle entry. Due to the parade route this garage will be closed from 1:00pm until 6:00pm. Customers will not be able to enter or exit this garage until after 6:00pm. For those attending the Straz 8:30pm show Poe Garage will reopen at 6:30pm and there will be a $10.00 flat rate paid on entry.
• Twiggs St. Garage (Twiggs St., west of Nebraska Ave.) will be open at 7:00am at normal hourly rates of $1.20/hr, with a $7 daily maximum. This will be an automated facility with a paystation collecting payment on the exit.
• Centro Ybor Garage (5th Ave and 15th St) will be open at 6am at the standard hourly rate with a $9.00 maximum.
• Palm Ave Garage (13th St and 9th Ave) will be open at 6am at the standard hourly rate with a $9.00 maximum.
For Centro Ybor and Palm Avenue Garages, HART park and ride available from both locations.
HART will be offering extra streetcar, bus, and trolley services. For more information about HART service during this special event, please call (813) 254-4278 or visit www.goHART.org.
• Royal Regional Lot (Tampa St. & Fortune St.) will be open at 7:00 am at a rate of $10 per vehicle.
• Meters south of Kennedy Blvd. and on Kennedy Blvd will be enforced from 8:00 am until midnight.