Those who have been following the exciting NHL organization, the Tampa Bay Lightning over the past few years, may be surprised to find out just how young this team is by NHL standards. Although they have already had a huge impact on the league and found a great deal of success; this organization has only been part of the NHL since 1992. Their history began when they were added to the Florida city as an expansion team. However, while many other expansion teams of their era struggled to find success, the Tampa Bay Lightning quickly proved that they were a team to be reckoned with.
The Lighting, who are current members of the Eastern Conference and who are part of the Southeast Division; have consistently found themselves with difficult schedules season after season. However that has not stopped the team from rising to the top, having numerous winning seasons, play off appearances and division titles. More impressively, the team has gone on to win the Eastern Conference Championship and has gone on to win a Stanley Cup Title in the 2003-2004 season. This success can be credited to some of the big legends that have called Tampa Bay home in the past. This includes players like Nikita Alexeev, Vincent Lecavalier and Roman Hamrlik who have helped bring the team to success. This success can also be contributed to the dedicated fan base of this team.
Those who are looking to see this dedicated fan support live will simply need to get Tampa Bay Lightning tickets to see the team play at home. Currently, the team hosts their home games at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, also called by many as its nickname; The Ice Palace. This premier ice hockey arena is not only made of glass and features many state of the art amenities; but it has numerous seating options as well, meaning there is something for every fan who wants to see one of these games live. Those who are able to get Tampa Bay Lightning tickets will find that these home games can hold more than 19,500 screaming fans for every home matchup and that these fans will be on their feet and ready to cheer their team on to another Stanley Cup Title season.
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