In a press conference Tuesday, Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer and Tampa Bay Lightning COO Steve Griggs announced that Amway Center will get its first taste of hockey this fall.
As part of an effort to introduce various regions of Florida to Lightning hockey, the Bolts will travel inland on Wednesday, September 21 to face the St. Louis Blues for an exhibition match in Orlando. This will mark the first professional hockey event held in the one-year old Amway Center, a facility that has been frequently touted for its multi-purpose event hosting capabilities.
Although this will be the new Amway's first showing of professional hockey, Orlando is no stranger to welcoming the NHL. According to the team's website, this will be the Lightning's 10th visit to Orlando. In fact, the Lightning actually played 5 regular season games in Central Florida during the team's 1992-1993 inaugural season.
For tickets, OMD has learned that Amway Center is currently offering presale tickets before releasing seats to the general public on July 23. The presale runs from today (July 20) through 10pm on July 22.
To take advantage of the presale, enter the code "BAY" as the password to purchase tickets.
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