The City of Tampa has released their plans for celebrating the Lightning’s winning of the 2020 Stanley Cup. According to the Tampa Bay Times, fans wanting to celebrate the Lightning’s Stanley Cup championship can do so Wednesday at socially distanced events along the Tampa Riverwalk and at Raymond James Stadium.
“The Stanley Cup is once again coming home to Tampa, and we could not be more proud of the Tampa Bay Lightning for embodying the resilient, fighting spirit of the Tampa Bay community and for bringing the Cup home,” Tampa Bay mayor Jane Castor said.
“Despite every challenge this past year, Tampa continues to ensure that our comeback is even greater than any setback. Thank you to our team for working hard, playing hard, and giving our community something to celebrate. We cannot wait for Stanley to get than tan.”
There will be two events held for fans that wish to congratulate and celebrate with the Lightning:
2020 Stanley Cup Champions Boat Parade
5 p.m. Wednesday, September 30
City of Tampa Riverwalk/Hillsborough River
Fans are encouraged to safely gather along the Riverwalk, exercising proper social distancing guidelines, including the wearing of face coverings
2020 Stanley Cup Champions Celebration
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30
Raymond James Stadium
Free Parking beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Doors to the Stadium open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event will be free, necessary information here:
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