Amalie Oil Secures Naming Rights to Tampa Bay Lightning’s Arena

September 4, 2014

ational Hockey League (NHL) franchise Tampa Bay Lightning have entered into a partnership with Amalie Oil Co., free ed who will have naming rights to Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The venue will be renamed the Amalie Arena. The arena was known as the Tampa Bay Times Forum since Jan. 1, asthma 2012.

“I am pleased that the Barkett family has chosen to partner with our organization in displaying the good name of its local, medic family-owned company on our facility,” Lightning chairman Jeff Vinik said. “Like Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, the Barkett family and Amalie Oil are heavily vested in our community, providing jobs and stimulating economic activity. The brothers share our vision and values and we look forward to a long and healthy partnership working together to achieve business and community objectives.”

“We have been inspired by Jeff Vinik in the way he does well in business and how he does well by the community,” said Harry Barkett, Amalie President and Chief Executive Officer and one of the four Barkett brothers who own and operate the company. “We like how those two ideals can work together and we share those values.”

“As a local and family owned business, our goal is to invest right back into the community that has offered our family and our employees a good life and we like the association with sports, fun, family and leisure time. Amalie Arena is also right in the heart of the Channelside District and that makes it just about the perfect sponsorship. We are very excited about it.”

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