Tampa Bay, Fla.
— The Tampa Bay Lightning have unveiled a new roundhouse design for their new stadium.
The new design is an attempt to blend modern elements with traditional elements that will enhance the look of the stadium, which will seat 12,500.
The design, which is to be unveiled at the NHL’s Fan Fest, is a “multi-use, open-concept design,” Lightning President and General Manager Steve Yzerman said in a release.
It will be designed to maximize the space available to the players, and create a more inviting experience for the community.
“I think this is a new beginning for us, and I think it’s a new chapter for the city of Tampa,” Yzeman said.
“We think the design of the house is going to bring a new dimension to the game and the community and the fans and the league.”
The new house design was selected from a pool of 12 finalists, which were chosen based on the number of public comments, according to the release.
The winning design will be unveiled on Sept. 18 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in downtown Tampa.
The Lightning are currently building a $100 million $1.9 billion stadium that will be located on a 10-acre site adjacent to the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The team is planning to open its new stadium in the fall.
The team also announced plans to begin construction of a new indoor facility at the new home of the Lightning and Tampa Bay Sports & Convention Center.