Tampa Bay Lightning Practice Facility To Get $6M Makeover

The Ice Sports Forum, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s practice facility, is getting a $6 million makeover and 18,000 square-foot addition.

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik will be making the investment into the facility. Enchancementsin the makeover will include na new locker room, weight room, player lounge and training facilities for the team.

There will also be amenities added that aren’t yet available at Amalie Arena, including hydrotherapy facilities and a video room. There will also be a rink dasher system for the North Rink.

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Alongside Vinik’s investment, the Ice Sports Forum will be investing $500,000 into the project. Groundbreaking for the rennovation should be in September.

“The Lightning are looking forward to opening this new state-of-the-art training facility in the spring of 2018,” Vinik said to WFLA.

Along with the stellar makeover the Lightning and the Ice Sports Forum agreed to a 10-year lease extension, which means the Lightning will practice and call ISF home through at least 2026-27.

 

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.