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Bolts Celebrate ThunderDome History

The Lightning wore Tampa Bay Rays-themed jerseys during warmups prior to taking on the Coyotes

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Lightning wear Rays jerseys

ARI@TBL: Lightning warm up in Tampa Bay Rays jerseys

The Lightning wear Tampa Bay Rays warmup jerseys prior to their game against the Coyotes in honor of the Rays' 20 year anniversary

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As part of the Lightning's 25th anniversary season, the team broke out special warmup jerseys to celebrate the three seasons they spent playing at the ThunderDome - now called Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays - in St. Petersburg.

The powder blue jerseys featured the Rays' logo on the chest. The jerseys patches commemorate the Lightning's 25th anniversary, the Rays' 20th anniversary and the original ThunderDome logo. 

Each player's signed jersey will be auctioned off online at The auction begins tonight and will end on Friday, April 6 at 11 p.m. The proceeds of the auction will benefit the Lightning Foundation and the Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House.

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