Directions & Transportation
As our partners at Water Street Tampa continue to develop the 60 contiguous acres in the neighborhood surrounding AMALIE Arena, we ask for your patience and consideration when planning your visit to cheer on the Lightning or enjoy a concert or family show. We are pleased to report that the development project is well underway. Roadways are being realigned, traffic patterns are changing and new transportation options are emerging - all with a vision of creating a more user-friendly environment in the blocks surrounding AMALIE Arena.
As you plan your trip downtown, we aim to keep you informed of these new developments, offering you all you need to know about arriving at AMALIE safe and on time for your event.
CHANNELSIDE DRIVE CLOSURE
A portion of Channelside Drive between S Jefferson Street and S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive and Water Street (formerly Old Water Street) between S Florida Avenue and Channelside Drive will close on Friday, October 8, 2021 for road construction. A City contractor will be installing enhanced crosswalks at the intersections of Channelside Drive and Water Street and Channelside Drive and S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive.
Channelside Drive between S Jefferson Street and S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive and Water Street between S Florida Avenue and Channelside Drive will close at 9 am on October 8, 2021.
Channelside Drive between S Jefferson Street and S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive and Water Street between S Florida Avenue and Channelside Drive are scheduled to be open to traffic by 4 pm on Friday, December 3, 2021, weather permitting.
The City recommends using alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.
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!
Finding your way to and from AMALIE Arena can be easy. There are plenty of transportation options to get you where you’re going.
Leave your car at home and void traffic by using Uber, the newest official partner 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!
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.
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.
Pirate Water Taxi
Hop on, hop off, repeat! Step aboard the pirate-themed water taxi to visit various stops.
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.
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.
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