TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC entered into a long-term partnership with Amalie Oil Company (AM-a-lee), giving the manufacturer and marketer of motor oils and industrial lubricants naming rights to the downtown Tampa home of more than 100 events per year, including the home games of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm, Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik announced on September 3, 2014. The recently renovated 19,204 seat arena, which opened in 1996 as the home of the Lightning, will is now entitled “Amalie Arena.” The arena naming rights had been controlled by the Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times) since 2002.
Amalie Oil Company
Amalie Oil Company, founded in 1903, is a global leader in the manufacturing and marketing of motor oil and industrial lubricants, shipping to 50 states and over 100 countries. Located in the Port of Tampa on a 20 acre production site, the family owned and operated company has over 200 employees that blend and package over 3,000 products from 8-ounce plastic bottles to bulk-rail transports. For more information, please visit: amalie.com.
Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC
Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC is an entity controlled by Jeff Vinik and its holdings include the National Hockey’s League’s Tampa Bay Lightning, the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm and the leasehold rights to the newly named Amalie Arena, the 19,204-seat downtown Tampa home in which the teams play their games. Vinik purchased the Lightning and the leasehold rights to the arena in March, 2010 and has since led a complete brand and business transformation, establishing the company as one of the leading sports and entertainment entities in the United States.