There's a lot of thunder and lightning in Florida, and that's not always a bad thing. For Tampa Bay, lightning is excellent, thanks to the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, which makes its home at Amalie Arena. The team formed in 1992, with the Lightning parking for good in what was then known as the Ice Palace. Despite scandal and drama in the mid-90s, Lightning continued to strike. The Ice Palace was renamed the St. Pete Times Forum in 2002 after selling the naming rights to the newspaper of the same name. When the St. Petersburg Times changed their moniker to the Tampa Bay Times, the stadium changed its name as well.
In addition to being the home of the Lightning, the former Tampa Bay Times Forum hosts the Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football League team and the Republican National Convention in 2012. With so many fans wanting to see the boys in blue, white and black after winning their first Stanley Cup in 2003-04, it can be hard to find Lightning parking. The wise hockey fan will book his Tampa Bay Times Lightning parking spot with ParkWhiz, and leave looking for parking in the Florida heat to the visiting team's fans.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have a rocky history, from their founding by the Esposito brothers to allegations of financial impropriety until being purchased by William Davidson, owner of the Detroit Pistons. The team scored 93 points over the course of the 2002-03 season. During the 2003-04 season, Tampa accumulated 106 points and struck by winning the Stanley Cup in seven games.
Other past events at Amalie Arena include appearances by the WWE, including for the 800th episode of WWE Raw. The 2012 NCAA Hockey Frozen Four took place at the arena, as did a concert by Rammstein during their Made in Germany tour. If you want to see a Lightning game or a concert at Amalie Arena, parking may be an issue, especially if you don't have a Lightning parking spot before the event begins. If you plan ahead, you can use ParkWhiz and make your parking troubles disappear faster than a strike of Lightning.
ParkWhiz is easy, and works as smooth as a hockey puck on ice. All you need to do is find the hockey game or event that you want to attend at the Ice Palace, book your Amalie Arena parking spot and print your parking pass. After that, bring your ParkWhiz parking pass with you to the arena, and enjoy some time in the Ice Palace.
ParkWhiz offers the ability to reserve the largest nationwide inventory of parking at the lowest prices. Whether it's online, in-app, or in-dash, an amazing parking space is never far away. Our easy-to-use platform and ultra-friendly team of parking professionals make getting where you need to go simpler than it's ever been.
ParkWhiz is the leading transactional platform that enables drivers, fleets and connected vehicles to find and book parking. The company offers the largest inventory of parking spaces for drivers to reserve before reaching their destinations, saving both time and money. Working with all major parking operators, it delivers transactional parking as a value-added service to major brands in sports and entertainment, travel, automotive and navigation. ParkWhiz has built partnerships with brands including Ford, Ticketmaster, Groupon, Madison Square Garden and others. The company operates two consumer-facing brands of its own—ParkWhiz and BestParking—available for Apple, Android and Amazon Alexa. ParkWhiz has parked over seven million vehicles and is operational in over 190 cities in North America and expanding rapidly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
To cancel, simply log in to your account on web or in the app, view your passes, and click "cancel".
You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
Alternatively, just click the "cancel" link from your confirmation email.
Please keep in mind, once the arrival time has passed, all bookings are non-refundable.
Parking purchased on a partner website or as part of a parking package are non-refundable.
How do I apply a discount code?
If you received a promotional discount code from ParkWhiz, you'll want to be logged into your ParkWhiz account before applying the code on the checkout page. Make sure you’re using the same email address to log in as the one where you received that coupon!
Note that all discount codes will come from ParkWhiz directly. If you received your code from a third-party website, there's a significant chance it will not work. Unless specifically noted, discount codes cannot be used for monthly parking.
If you were issued ParkWhiz credit, the credit will automatically deduct from your total on the checkout page before your next purchase. Be sure you're logged in under the account to which the credit was issued before confirming that purchase, to see the credit applied.
How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
For a seamless, no-printer-required experience, check out the ParkWhiz app! Thousands of space at your fingertips. Rest assured that if searching and booking on a mobile device, we won't show you any locations that require a printed pass! At least not until cars come equipped with printers!
If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.