Amalie Arena is the home arena of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). The building opened in 1996 and has previously been known as the Ice Palace, Tampa Bay Times Forum and St. Pete Times Forum. It was the location for early rounds of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.
Tampa was chosen to be the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention, with the arena holding most of the convention's primary events.
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