The Tampa Bay Times Forum has been renamed Amalie Arena, Lightning owner Jeff Vinik announced at a news conference today.

In 2002, Times Publishing signed a 12-year arena naming rights deal with Palace Sports & Entertainment, then the parent company of the hockey team. In 2011, after Vinik purchased the Lightning, the naming rights deal was extended to 2018.

Amalie Oil partnered with the Lightning last year to gain naming rights to the Storm’s football field.

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