TAMPA, FL (Tampa Bay Lightning Press Release) – The Tampa Bay Lightning have designated the final month of the 2012-13 regular season as Fan Appreciation Month, designed to recognize fans for their dedication and loyalty to the organization over the past season. 

Each home game during the month of April will offer Lightning fans a chance to save money when visiting the Tampa Bay Times Forum. For a full list of appreciation nights, please see below. 

Tampa Bay’s 2012-13 regular season finale will be Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 27 when the Bolts take on the Panthers. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for player red carpet arrivals beginning at 3 p.m. on Thunder Alley (West Plaza). There will be face painters and balloon artists on Thunder Alley as well as live music. All fans in attendance will also receive free cotton candy and popcorn and can purchase soda and hot dogs for the low cost of $1 each up until puck drop at 7 p.m. 

Scratched Lightning players will sign autographs for select Chase Club members. Fans will also be able to register to win unique experiences and prizes on Thunder Alley, including signed player sticks and the chance to fire the Tesla coils. Additionally, fans will have the chance to win an opportunity to receive a jersey on the ice immediately following the game from a Lightning player. Lightning players will take their jerseys right off their backs after the game and present them to the lucky winners. 


Game                           Featured Night                         Promotion

April 2 vs. FLA              Military Appreciation Night         $20 Lower & Club Level seats (while supplies last)

April 9 vs. OTT              Student Appreciation Night        $20 Lower & Club Level seats (while supplies last)

April 11 vs. PIT              Bud Light Guys Night Out          $69 includes two tickets, two beers and two hot dogs

April 21 vs. CAR            Brighthouse Family Night           $99 includes four tickets, hot dogs, sodas and a free On-Demand movie rental

April 24 vs. TOR            All-You-Can-Eat Seats               $39 ticket plus all-you-can-eat hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, peanuts and soda

April 27 vs. FLA            Fan Appreciation Night              Hundreds of free prizes and giveaways