TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PRESS RELEASE

TAMPA BAY -- Single game tickets for Tampa Bay Lightning games at AMALIE Arena during the 2016-17 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday August 8, the team announced. Single game tickets can be purchased exclusively online at www.TampaBayLightning.com/tickets, not at the McDonald's Ticket Office.

Season Ticket Members, as well as those in the Lightning Insider Text Club, will have exclusive pre-sale opportunities. They will be notified of the dates and times via email and text. Interested fans can join the Lightning Insider Text Club by texting BOLTS to 61873 to receive their single-game ticket pre-sale code on August 5.

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