The Tampa Bay Lightning start their defense of the Stanley Cup this Wednesday at Amalie Arena against the Chicago Blackhawks, but it will be in front of no fans. They had planned for about 4000 people to be at the game on Wednesday, but because of a rise in COVID-19 positive cases the Arena won’t have any fans. Since the Toronto Raptors of the NBA are temporarily using Amalie Arena there won’t be any fans at their game either. Right now, Amalie Arena will be closed to the public until February 5th.
We will no longer have fans at upcoming @TBLightning and @Raptors home games due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases. pic.twitter.com/2kQSxDZ9Hg— Amalie Arena (@AmalieArena) January 9, 2021