The doors to the 670,000-square-foot AMALIE Arena (originally called the Ice Palace) first opened on October 12, 1996 with its first event, the Royal Hanneford Circus. The Circus was followed shortly thereafter by the first Lightning game played on October 20, 1996. The Lightning won 5-2 over the New York Rangers. The arena has hosted numerous high-profile events including the 1999 NHL All-Star Game, the 2007 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2008 NCAA Women’s Final Four, the 2009 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the 2012 Republican National Convention, the 2012 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four and more.

With a wide array of venues spread throughout the United States, it can be difficult to find one that distinguishes itself from the others. That is not the case with the renovated AMALIE Arena, Florida’s premier entertainment venue and home of the three-time Stanley Cup champions, Tampa Bay Lightning. Boasting unique features like lightning-throwing Tesla coils, the 11,000 square-foot Budweiser Biergarten with incredible views of the city and a massive five-manual, 105-rank digital pipe organ, AMALIE Arena consistently ranks among the very best venues in the United States. The best part? This is only the beginning. 

 MatSing Network Facts

  • Network installed in 2018
  • 52 MatSing lens antennas cover the entire venue providing low band and mid band coverage and capacity
  • Every corner of the arena is covered by MatSing antennas

“We’ve experienced outstanding performance from the carriers leveraging the MatSing antennas. Robust wireless connectivity at Amalie Arena is critical for delivering a World Class+ experience and we couldn’t be happier with the decision to use MatSing’s Lens antennas.” 

Andrew McIntyre, Amalie Arena SVP of Technology and IT