TAMPA (FOX 13) - The Tampa Bay Rays and Buccaneers both lost this weekend but there is some good news for sports fans: it's almost hockey time!
Crews are putting down the ice at Amalie Arena, getting ready for the Lightning's return since their journey to the Stanley Cup finals in June. It should be done by Tuesday.
This weekend, the team is hosting Lightning Launch weekend with free events that run Friday through Sunday.
The Lightning pre-season opener is Tuesday and the regular season opener October 8th.