Fancy spending the night at Amalie Arena?

TAMPA – Want to spend a sleepover at Amalie Arena this month with five of your friends?

You can for $ 5,000.

The Lightning will transform one of their second-level lofts into a spacious three-bed living space that can only be booked for one night on April 24, a day off.

The space can be reserved on Airbnb from Monday noon. The list of the space, complete with photos, is HERE. There is only one living space available.

Guests will also be treated to a five-course chef’s dinner, a chance to skate on the ice, a behind-the-scenes tour of the arena, a film on the arena video panel, an opportunity to trigger the Tesla Coil of the arena, sound the goal siren and see the pipe organ up close, all with the Stanley Cup close at hand.

One thing you can’t do, according to the list: touch the thermostat.

The living space is fully furnished with three queen-size beds, tables, chairs, televisions, drinks and snacks.

The rental proceeds are donated to the Crisis Center in Tampa Bay, which focuses on suicide prevention assistance, crisis counseling, trauma counseling, sexual assault survivor services and services. transportation, as well as the Lightning Foundation.

This is not the first time that a professional sports stadium or arena has been rented out for a night.

When the Minor League Baseball season was canceled last year due to the coronavirus, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos began renting a 10-bedroom living space in their stadium, giving guests full access to the clubhouse. , batting cages and playing field for $ 1,571 per night. You can also rent Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, Ore., Home of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes minor leagues, for $ 1,000 a night.

In 2015, the Red Sox transformed a suite into a one-bedroom living room for an Airbnb contest. That same year, a couple won a competition to stay at a soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro via Airbnb.

Contact Eduardo A. Encina at [email protected]. Follow @EddieInTheYard

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