Traffic Advisory for Lightning Game


Thursday, May 19, 8:30 p.m. – 30 minutes after the game ends
Saturday May 21, 2 p.m. – 30 minutes after the game ends
Wednesday May 25, 8:30 p.m. – until 30 minutes after the game ends (if needed)

The community should expect increased traffic congestion around the Forum and in the downtown area during these games.

Due to the large crowds involved in the festivities around the St. Pete Times Forum, the Tampa Police Department will be shutting down portions of Channelside Drive and Morgan Street to vehicle traffic. The roads will be closed 30 minutes after the start of each game until 30 minutes after each game ends.

The following sections of the road will only be open to pedestrian traffic:
North Florida Avenue to Old Waters Street
Morgan Street between Brorein Street to Old Waters Street

1. Traffic eastbound on Channelside should use the following detour for access to the Tampa Port, Selmon Crosstown elevated lanes, Florida 60 to Brandon, Channelside Entertainment Complex and the Florida Aquarium.

North on Florida Avenue to Jackson Street, East on Jackson Street to Meridian Avenue, North on Meridian Avenue to the Crosstown and Florida 60 to Brandon or South on Meridian Avenue to the Tampa Port, Channelside Entertainment Complex, Florida Aquarium and Harbour Island.

2. Traffic southbound on Morgan Street should use the following detour to Harbour Island, Tampa Convention Center, Embassy Suites, Marriott Waterside and the Westin Hotel

West on Brorein Street to Franklin Street, south on Franklin Street to listed locations or West on Brorein Street to Florida Avenue, north on Florida Avenue.
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