TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning are inviting fans to a Lightning Watch Party, presented by Bud Light, for Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Channelside Bay Plaza on May 12 from 6 p.m. until the conclusion of the game. The Lightning are in the Conference Finals for the second consecutive season.
Lightning fans are encouraged to come to Channelside Bay Plaza to cheer on the Bolts and enjoy food and drink specials. The game will be broadcast live on a 9x16 foot LED television. Fans will also have the opportunity to win prizes and enjoy meet-and-greets with ThunderBug, the Lightning Girls and more. Bolts fans in attendance can enjoy drink and food specials at Hablo Taco, Boat House Bar and Splitsville during the game. There will also be a live performance by blues artist Damon Fowler.
Due to the popularity of the event, the Lightning have built out this event to include the Garrison Street Parking Lot which will be the central hub of the event, with overflow in the plaza at Channelside. This lot is off of Garrison Road attached to the Channelside Bay Plaza area. The Garrison Street Lot and Garrison Road will both be closed.