Feb 27, 2015


AMALIE Arena in Tampa, Florida was 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.

Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia
The 02 Arena – London
Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
AMALIE Arena – Tampa
Bridgestone Arena – Nashville,
MEO Arena – Lisbon, Portugal
Philips Arena – Atlanta
Madison Square Garden – New York
Amway Center – Orlando
Sam Boyd Stadium – Las Vegas
Target Center – Minneapolis
02 World – Berlin
Toyota Center – Houston
American Airlines – Dallas
Frank Erwin Center – Austin

“We were excited to host such a strong run of events in December 2014 and January 2015, welcoming many notable acts including: Brantley Gilbert, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Usher, The Black Keys, Fleetwood Mac, Jingle Ball, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Winter Jam,” said Elmer Straub, Vice President of Event Booking for Amalie Arena.

Amalie Arena recently hosted a sold-out Maroon 5 concert (Wednesday, February 25) and is welcoming other notable artists this spring/summer including the world famous Harlem Globetrotters on March 4; Eric Church on March 28; the NCAA’s Women’s Final Four April 5-7; The Who including special guests, 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & The Blackhearts on April 15; Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live on May 5; actor and comedian Kevin Hart on May 8 (two shows); the legendary Bette Midler on May 11; Disney on Ice presents Frozen May 14-17; Rush on May 24 and more!

Venues Today is a leading international trade publication that has covered the business side of entertainment and sports, particularly as it relates to venues. Its readers include managers, owners, operators and bookers of arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums, performing arts centers, convention centers, fairgrounds and equestrian centers.


AMALIE Arena/Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC:

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, the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm 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, the Storm and the arena which was anchored by a mostly private $60+ million dollar renovation of the publicly owned facility.

Visit AmalieArena.com for a full schedule of upcoming events.