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For hockey fans, the wait is almost over. Sunday (September 23), fans will have a chance to meet the players at the team’s annual Fan Fest at Amalie Arena in Tampa. The event is free. Fans will get to watch the team practice, get autographs and get a photo with some of the players.

Doors open at 10 for season ticket holders and 11 for the general public. The first 7,500 fans will receive a voucher to get an autograph or photo with a player.

2018 Fan Fest Schedule

9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. | Fan Fest begins with interactive entertainment on Ford Thunder Alley
10:00 a.m. | Exclusive early entry for Season Ticket Members
11:00 a.m. | Doors open to general public
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. | Panel interviews with Rick Peckham and Brian Engblom
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Team practice
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Autograph and photo stations
3:00 p.m. | Arena closes


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