Tampa Bay Lightning single game tickets go on sale August 10

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The Tampa Bay Lightning season is almost upon us and single-game tickets are set to go on sale sooner than one would think.

The moment Tampa Bay Lightning fans have been waiting what seems like forever for is approaching quickly. In just over two months, the Lightning will be taking the ice to kick off the 2018-19 season in grand fashion as the Bolts take on their in-state rivals, the Florida Panthers, on October 6.

Obviously, the best way to take in the experience of the Home Opener is from inside the Amalie Arena. The question becomes, how do you accomplish this feat? Of course, the answer is obvious…get your hands on some tickets.

If you’re a Season Ticket Member, there’s a good chance you have nothing to worry about. However, for fans who cannot afford the luxuries that come with a full-season Ticket Member package, things become a little trickier. The good news is, there are ways to beat the rush and get ahold of tickets before everyone else.

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According to the official announcement on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s main site, single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 10. Now, while the Season Ticket Members will get the first crack at the tickets, with presales starting on Tuesday, August 7, there are still ways to beat the crowds.

If you are a member of the Lightning Insider Text Club or a Chase Card Holder, you will have your chance to start purchasing single game tickets on Thursday, August 9. In the event you’re neither one of these things, there is still time for you to get in on the action.

There are going to be a lot of exciting battles in the upcoming season. Heck, the Season Opener is one of those games. Anytime the Florida Panthers come to town, you know sparks are going to fly. Besides, who wouldn’t want to catch the first game in determining the winner of the Governor’s Cup?

For those keeping score, the Tampa Bay Lightning came home with the Governor’s Cup last season, outscoring the Panthers 6-3 with two regulation victories and one overtime victory in four games.

The off-season is one of the most stressful times for hockey fans, other than the Stanley Cup Playoffs, of course. Thankfully, the pain of not having hockey in our lives will soon be coming to an end.

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After falling just short of their ultimate goal last season, you know the Lightning will be ready to hit the ice once again in hopes of earning another chance to raise Lord Stanley’s Cup high above their heads. Here’s to another exciting season! We know you won’t want to miss a moment of the action.