Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Rolling Thunder Makes Historic Stop At Tropicana Field On Friday

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will continue their Rolling Thunder 20-Stop Tour on Friday night with a historic stop at Tropicana Field from 4:30 p.m. until 7:10 p.m. as the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The event will feature plenty of Lightning-themed activities and giveaways throughout the evening. The Lightning played at Tropicana Field for three seasons from 1993 through 1996.

The Lightning’s Rolling Thunder 20-Stop Tour, featuring a series of interactive fan games and giveaways to get fans geared up for the Lightning’s 20th season, will be making its ninth stop at the game on Friday. Rolling Thunder, the Lightning’s mobile fan truck, will be set up at Lot 7 before the game and will feature ThunderBug, games, prizes, inflatables, street hockey and more. Equipment for street hockey will be provided free of charge. Just like in the past tour stops, fans will be able to collect points on their rewards cards. Fans attending all 20 events will get a 20th Anniversary t-shirt and a chance to win a pair of front row Lightning tickets for a game during the upcoming season. Fans that go to five Rolling Thunder stops will get a McCafé ® real fruit smoothie or frappé from McDonald’s ®. Fans will also have the chance to win a Vincent Lecavalier signed jersey, Lightning team magnets and other prizes for attending the Rolling Thunder stops.

In addition to Rolling Thunder being outside Tropicana Field, Lightning head coach Guy Boucher will begin the baseball game by throwing out the honorary first pitch. Along with Boucher’s appearance, former Lightning great Brian Bradley, who played with the Lightning during their time at the ThunderDome, now known as Tropicana Field, will be interacting with fans in attendance. Former Lightning captain, Stanley Cup Champion and current vice president of fan and business development Dave Andreychuk will also be at the game mingling with fans and participating in different events.

The Lightning brand will be featured all night with trivia contests during the game for fans in attendance to win prizes. The Rays’ staff and Tropicana Field ushers will be wearing Lightning buttons that say “Go Bolts” on their uniforms. In concurrence with Lightning Day on Friday night, the Rays will be offering discounted tickets for Friday night’s game. To purchase the discounted tickets, fans should click here and use the promo code “BOLTS3.”

For more information visit or follow @TBLightning.

Click here to take advantage of a special discounted ticket offer through 11:59 PM/EST on 9/20/12.

View More