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With 18 cases confirmed in Florida, COVID-19 is beginning to impact major events statewide. Miami cancelled the Ultra Music Festival in response and other large gatherings are also being scrapped.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are lowering prices for food and drinks at Amalie Arena starting Feb. 25 — it’s next home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tampa is in position to host its fourth NCAA Women’s Final Four.

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced Monday that Tampa is a finalist for the tournament in 2025 and 2026.

NCAA Vice President Lynn Holzman announces Final Four weekend events at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa.
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The women’s college basketball season will culminate in a weekend-long celebration in Tampa this April.

NCAA Vice President Lynn Holzman announced the 2019 Women's Final Four event schedule Wednesday at a news conference at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa's Channel District.

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Hillsborough County commissioners voted 6-1 in favor of spending another $61 million on maintenance of Tampa’s Amalie Arena.

Commissioner Stacy White was the only one of seven to vote against this plan Wednesday.

“I felt it would be premature to be spending such a large amount of the Tourist Development Tax revenues without knowing if they would become available in the future for critical County needs,” he said in a statement.

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Fans from around the world descended on Tampa this past weekend for the National Hockey League All-Star Weekend, a swirl of events that included a fan festival, live concerts, and a red-carpet extravaganza to welcome the players.

Oh, and a hockey game or three broke out as well.

Tampa Hits The Ice With NHL All-Star Game

Jan 24, 2018
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This weekend, the Tampa Bay Lighting and the Bay Area play host to the best players on ice for the National Hockey League All-Star Game

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An agreement was inked Monday to have one company manage both the Amalie Arena and the University of South Florida Sun Dome.  

The arenas will be run by the company operated by Jeff Vinik, who owns the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team and the Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm.

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March Madness is coming back to Tampa, as the Amalie Arena has been selected as a host site for first and second round games in the 2020 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.

In addition, the Bay area will welcome 11 Division II championship events in 2020 and 2021.