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How to get a top fan experience during Lightning playoffs


Since the last time the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched a playoff berth in 2011, the Tampa Bay Times Forum has undergone a $60 million renovation.

This includes an 11,000-square-foot Bud Light Party Deck, a Bolts Social Central wall and lightning-throwing Tesla coils.

Fans can choose from a wide variety of food and drink options, whether they're looking for Canadian coffee or craft beer.

As the Lightning charge into the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we ask Lightning President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Griggs to break down some of the best fan experiences the forum has to offer.

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