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Live concerts and extravagant giveaways are in store for the Tampa Bay Lightning’s home opener



Live concerts and extravagant giveaways are in store for the Tampa Bay Lightning's home opener

The Tampa Bay Lightning has just unveiled a game-changing event: “GAME ONe,” presented by AdventHealth. On October 10, starting at 1 pm and running until the conclusion of the Bolts’ home opener at 5:30 pm, brace yourself for a day-long extravaganza commemorating the start of the 2023-24 Lightning and NHL Season, live on ESPN. This isn’t just an event; it’s a full-blown experience. Get ready for the iconic blue carpet entrance, heart-pounding live performances, incredible giveaways, and a series of delightful surprises. It’s time to play, Tampa Bay.

GAME ONe will showcase a FREE pre-game show on Ford Thunder Alley, featuring a special musical guest, Grammy Award-winning artist Big Boi. This performance will set the stage for an exhilarating day celebrating the return of hockey to Tampa Bay. The night will conclude with a post-game concert for attendees, also taking place on Ford Thunder Alley.

Live music and giveaways in Thunder Alley

Throughout the afternoon, fans will have the opportunity to score prizes worth over $10,000, including tickets to 2023-24 regular season Lightning games, concert passes, autographed memorabilia, retail gift cards, and much more. Additionally, starting at 1 p.m., you can savor mouthwatering food and beverage specials at Cigar City Brewing Tap Room, Corona Cantina, and the various food trucks on-site. Some fortunate attendees might even snag tickets to witness Tampa Bay facing off against the Predators later in the day, all from the premium seats at AMALIE Arena.

For the complete Tampa Bay Lightning schedule, visit AMALIE’s website. Don’t forget that the preseason kicks off on September 29 with a home game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Work with Vinik Sports Group

Interested in joining the Vinik Sports Group team? They’re organizing a part-time employment opportunity event on September 26, running from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Cigar City Brewing Taproom Downtown, located at 375 Channelside Dr. If you’re keen to apply, please arrive at the Taproom entrance from the main plaza area at AMALIE Arena. Convenient parking is available in the Green Lot, and there will be no charge for parking.

Starting rates will be:

  • Housekeeping $14.00/hour
  • Conversion $14.50/hour
  • Overnight Shift Premium $2.00/hr

The hiring event is being held to fill positions for Tampa Bay Lightning and AMALIE Arena and will be hiring for a number of positions in various fields. Candidates are encouraged to pre-apply at


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