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Lightning fans can avoid Gasparilla crush, park early


Published:   |   Updated: January 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM

With the Tampa Bay Lightning's game on Saturday night clashing with the day-long Gasparilla festivities, the team is offering fans a chance to navigate downtown Tampa a bit easier.

While the team is advising fans attending Saturday's 7 p.m. game at the Forum against the Colorado Avalanche to allow extra time, and to carpool, it is giving them a chance to purchase advance parking to guarantee them a space.

Fans can pre-purchase a parking spot on the Lightning's website and begin accessing the lots beginning Saturday at 8 a.m.

However, fans will not be allowed to leave the lot and re-enter without paying again.

The pre-purchases must be made by tonight at 11:59 p.m.

The Lightning are suggesting these alternate routes to the Forum:

 

SOUTHBOUND I-275

South on I-275 to I-4.

East on I-4 to Exit 1 (21st St)

South on 21st St to Adamo Dr.

Right on Adamo Dr. to Channelside Dr.

Left on Channelside D to Venue.

Follow to listed venues.

 

NORTHBOUND I-275

North on I-275 to I-4. Take Exit 1 (21st St).

South on 21st St to Adamo Dr.

Right on Adamo Dr to Channelside Dr.

Left on Channelside Dr.

Follow to listed venues.

 

WESTBOUND I-4

West on I-4 to Exit 1.

Left on 21st St to Adamo Dr.

Right on Adamo Dr to Channelside Dr.

Left on Channelside Dr.

Follow to listed venues.

 

WESTBOUND SR 60

West on SR 60 to Channelside Dr.

Follow to listed venues.

 

EASTBOUND SR 60

East on Kennedy Blvd to Howard Ave.

Left on Howard Ave to I-275 N.

North on I-275 to I-4. Take Exit 1 (21st St).

South on 21st St to Adamo Dr.

Right on Adamo Dr. to Channelside Dr.

Left on Channelside Dr.

Follow to listed venues.

 

EASTBOUND SELMON EXPRESSWAY

East on Selmon Expressway to Exit 6A (Florida Ave).

North on Florida Ave to Whiting St.

Right on Whiting St. to Morgan St.

Right on Morgan St. to the Channelside Dr.

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