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LIGHTNING UNVEIL NEWEST EXCLUSIVE AREA IN THE ST. PETE TIMES FORUM ON OPENING NIGHT

Monday, 10.09.2006 / 12:00 AM / Bolts Report
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LIGHTNING UNVEIL NEWEST EXCLUSIVE AREA IN THE ST. PETE TIMES FORUM ON OPENING NIGHT
XO VIP CLUB OFFERS FANS EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS AND VIEW OF VISITING PLAYERS

When the Lightning dropped the puck on their 2006-07 home schedule this past Saturday vs. the Boston Bruins they also unveiled the newest and most dynamic entertainment area in the St. Pete Times Forum, the XO VIP Club. Located at the base of section 104, the XO VIP Club is designed to enhance fans' game day experience with exclusive amenities never offered before.

"We are extremely happy that XO Communications decided to continue their long standing partnership with the Lightning and the St Pete Times Forum with the branding of the new XO VIP Club," Lightning President Ron Campbell said. "This exclusive and beautiful club will quickly become one of the main entertainment focal points of the St Pete Times Forum as we continue to add amenities for our customers."

"When the opportunity was presented to us to name the new VIP Club, it didn't take long for us to make a decision," Scott Turer, GM of XO Communications, Florida said. "Our partnership with the Lightning and the St Pete Times Forum has been extremely good for our business, and we are excited about the opportunities that the XO VIP Club will bring us."

The XO VIP Club is open to fans holding seats in the first two rows of the Plaza (100) Level. This high-end private club features gourmet food, nine 90- and 120-inch high-definition projection televisions and three 42-inch LCD high-definition televisions located behind a 78-foot-long maple bar with 28 taps. Members will also find a number of upscale amenities which include individual bars, special food stations and restrooms.

Some of the unique food choices club members will experience are a pasta bar, stir-fry, carving stations and pressed sandwiches, as well as all the traditional stadium favorites available for purchase. Aside from the full bar and gourmet food stations, the XO VIP Club features the ability to arrange for house charge accounts.

Patrons will also receive complimentary Platinum Valet service and a chance to view visiting players as they head to the ice. The visiting team will enter and exit through the club when going from the ice to the locker room or vice versa.

Additional benefits for members include concierge service to assist with any needs during the games, a 30-percent discount on all Lightning merchandise, as well as a 30-percent discount at Medallions Restaurant and Shots at Channelside during the season. Members will also be able to attend Lightning player meet and greet opportunities, pre-game chalk talks with Lightning personnel and private skating parties on the ice at the St. Pete Times Forum.

For more information or to join the club
fans can call 813.301.6600 or visit www.tampabaylightning.com.