The Thunderdome
Tropicana Field

Address:
1 Stadium Drive
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
(813) 825-3120

Hockey Capacity:
26,000

Tenant:
Tampa Bay Devil Rays (MLB) 1998-Present

Former Tenants:
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) 1993-1996
Tampa Bay Storm (AF)
Tropicana Field

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Fans loved the new -- but temporary -- ThunderDome (Tropicana Field for the Tampa Devil Rays) in St. Petersburg, which was renamed from the Suncoast Dome when the Lightning moved in. Built for baseball, the building was modified to include an air-conditioning system for the ice and a $1.5 million, eight-sided Supervideo screen.

Attendance in the Lightning's first year at the Dome averaged over 21,000, including 27,227 in the home opener, an NHL record.

The team's permanent arena, The Ice Palace, will have more than 20,000 seats. If the team's fortune continues its steady climb, there is little doubt those seats will be filled too.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Expo Hall
Expo Hall

1992-1993
Thunderdome
Thunderdome

1993-1996
Tampa Bay Times Forum
Tampa Bay Times Forum

1996-Present

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

MLB
NBA
1876-Present
Tropicana Field
Tropicana Field
1998-Present



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