The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that single game tickets for the upcoming 2011-12 regular season will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 17. Although a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the McDonald’s Ticket Office at the St. Pete Times Forum, as well as at the team’s training camp headquarters at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum, the best way for fans to lock in single game seats for the upcoming season is through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.745.3000.
Individuals who are currently not locked in to one of the team’s ticket plans may purchase seats for up to 22 home games spanning from the home opener on October 17 to January 31. A second on sale date to purchase the remaining 19 home games from February 2 until April 2 will be announced at a later time. Only partial and full season ticket members will be permitted to purchase single game tickets for all games throughout the 2011-12 regular campaign.
This season, tickets will range from as low as $17.75 to $122.75, not including applicable fees and taxes. Fans wishing to catch additional excitement may also purchase a 10-pack or any other of the team’s available remaining mini ticket packages, including half and full season plans, by visiting tampabaylightning.com or by calling 813.301.6600.
Highlights of the first half of the home schedule include former Lightning Stanley Cup champion Brad Richards’ return to the St. Pete Times Forum with the New York Rangers on December 3, as well as a rematch of the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals against the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins on January 17. Tampa Bay will also host a Saturday matinee on New Year’s Eve against Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner and the Carolina Hurricanes. In addition, the Bolts will welcome Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler and the 2010-11 Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks on January 10.
Among other notable home games through the season’s first half are two visits by Alex Ovechkin and the Southeast Division-rival Washington Capitals on January 31 and February 18, as well as a pair of matchups with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 17 and January 15. There will also be some rare visits from several Western Conference teams as the Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets will all come to town.
As always, the most cost effective way to invest in 2011-12 tickets is through a Lightning ticket plan with packages starting as low as $179. For more information regarding ticket plans and pricing call 813.301.6600 or skate over to http://lightning.nhl.com/tickets.