Directions & Transportation

Downtown Development

 

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**IMPORTANT** Please be advised one temporary roadway project has impacted traffic patterns for upcoming events at AMALIE Arena:

Channelside Drive Road Construction

Where?/When?: Channelside Drive between E Cumberland Avenue and S Meridian Ave/Beneficial Drive will be reduced to one eastbound lane during phase one, which has a scheduled completion date of March 25, 2019.  Westbound traffic must detour during this timeframe.

 

Game/Event Arrival:  If you are using Channelside Drive to travel from the Ybor City/Brandon areas, we recommend the following routes:

  • For Port Garage access:  turn right on Cumberland Ave at the roundabout, then turn left onto S 12th St
  • For parking options west of S Meridian Ave:  turn right on Twiggs St or Kennedy Ave, turn left on Meridian Ave, then turn right onto Channelside Drive

Allow Extra Time: If your travels to and/or from downtown include navigation east of AMALIE Arena, we recommend factoring extra time into your travel plans to ensure arrival prior to event start time.

Old Water Street Sewer Force Main Construction

Where?/When?: Old Water Street will be closed to traffic between S Franklin Street and Florida Avenue as part of Phase 1 of the Wastewater Capital Improvement project (area directly west of the Marriott Waterside). The project will commence on December 17, 2018 and it is scheduled to be completed on April 5, 2019.

Take Morgan Street: Traffic flow on Old Water Street in front of the Marriott will be significantly reduced. Please use the Morgan Street entrance if you have a South Regional Garage season pass.  

Allow Extra Time: If you park in the South Regional Garage, or if you are coming to the Marriott Hotel on game/event days, please allow for extra time once you enter downtown Tampa.

Directions

We HIGHLY recommend using Waze when using a navigation app to get to your parking destination near AMALIE Arena. Enter the name of the parking lot/garage you have preplanned to park to get to AMALIE Arena with ease!

Preplan Your Parking Destination

Transportation

Finding your way to and from AMALIE Arena can be easy. There are plenty of transportation options to get you where you’re going.

Uber

Leave your car at home and void traffic by using Uber, the newest official partner of AMALIE Arena.

Learn more

In an effort to improve fan wait times, and ease the congestion around the arena, we have identified two new ride sharing pick up locations.

Tampa Convention Center - Recommended for fans going north, south or west

Short walk heading west on Channelside Dr. away from AMALIE Arena and through the tunnel under the Tampa Convention Center. The cars will line up to meet you on the corner of Ashley Dr. and Channelside Dr.

Florida Aquarium - Recommended for fans going north or east

Short walk heading east on Channelside Dr. away from AMALIE Arena toward the aquarium. The cars will line up to meet you at the circular 'turn around' just in front of the aquarium entrance.

Note: The changes being made impact ride share pick up locations ONLY. The drop off location for ride share patrons attending Lightning games or events at AMALIE Arena will continue to be the 'Arena Drop Off' circle on the North side of AMALIE Arena.

Teco Line Streetcar (free)

Visit the Teco Line Streetcar website to check the streetcar schedule and download maps. Park and ride the streetcar to AMALIE Arena for FREE!

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Downtowner (free)

Download the app, park in downtown Tampa and request FREE car service from your phone.

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Coast Bike & Free Bicycle Parking

Rent a Coast Bike or ride your own using our bicycle parking! FREE bicycle parking is available adjacent to the South Regional Parking Garage on the Ford Thunder Alley.

Learn more about Coast Bike

Cross Bay Ferry

Take the scenic route.

Skip traffic hassles and enjoy a beautiful ride across Tampa Bay aboard the spacious, comfortable Provincetown III. With affordable fares and convenient departures every day of the week except Monday, it's the perfect way to get to AMALIE Arena for an event.

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Pirate Water Taxi

Hop on, hop off, repeat! Step aboard the pirate-themed water taxi to visit various stops.

Pickup/Drop-off locations:

Stop 3: AMALIE Arena/History Center stop, located behind the Tampa Bay History Center

Stop 2: Channelside stop, located behind the Yacht Starship dock

Cost: Adults - $20 all day/$15 after 6pm, Kids $10 all day/$5 after 6pm. 

Service is weather-dependent - will be suspended for lightning, heavy rain and winds.

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Alert Cab Service

Visit Guest Services at Section 101 for more information about the Alert Cab service, which provides free rides to guests who feel as though they should not be driving.

Ride Share Pick Up Locations

In an effort to improve fan wait times, and ease the congestion around the arena, we have identified two new ride sharing pick up locations.

Tampa Convention Center - Recommended for fans going north, south or west

Short walk heading west on Channelside Dr. away from AMALIE Arena and through the tunnel under the Tampa Convention Center. The cars will line up to meet you on the corner of Ashley Dr. and Channelside Dr.

Florida Aquarium - Recommended for fans going north or east

Short walk heading east on Channelside Dr. away from AMALIE Arena toward the aquarium. The cars will line up to meet you at the circular 'turn around' just in front of the aquarium entrance.

Note: The changes being made impact ride share pick up locations ONLY. The drop off location for ride share patrons attending Lightning games or events at AMALIE Arena will continue to be the 'Arena Drop Off' circle on the North side of AMALIE Arena.