Tommy over at Sticks of Fire dropped me a line letting me know there would be a Pep Rally tomorrow for the Lightning.
From the Tampa City Government web site:
TAMPA, FL (May 24, 2004) - The City of Tampa, in conjunction with the St. Pete Times Forum, will host a pep rally for Tampa Bay Lightning fans on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 6 p.m. on the plaza at the Forum. The rally will celebrate the team?s Eastern Conference title before they take on the Calgary Flames for Game One of the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend to support the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Rick Peckham, known as ?The Voice of the Lightning? will emcee the pep rally and members of Tampa City Council and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners will join Mayor Pam Iorio on stage to celebrate the team?s success. Mayor Iorio will proclaim May 25, 2004 ?Tampa Bay Lightning Day.?
After the pep rally, the St. Pete Times Forum will host a viewing party for Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals and will televise the game on large screens on the plaza. The viewing party will begin at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Parking will be available for $10 in the city?s South Regional Garage located at 301 Channelside Drive adjacent to the St. Pete Times Forum. Overflow parking will be directed to Ft. Brooke Parking Garage located at 107 N. Franklin Street and Whiting Street Garage located at 400 Whiting Street. Parking will cost $8 in both the Ft. Brooke and the Whiting Street garage, which are conveniently located three blocks from the St. Pete Times Forum. Please keep in mind, because the game is sold out, carpooling and walking to the event is encouraged.