The NHL Tampa Bay Lightning retained members of CSL to assist them in evaluating potential financial operating results that could be realized with the development of a new arena. Services included developing detailed financial models and evaluating several different operating scenarios. The results of the study enabled the Lightning to enter into discussions with interested public and private parties related to the development of the Ice Palace (now called the Tampa Bay Times Forum). CSL was recently retained by the Lightning to assist the Team’s attorney regarding a lawsuit related to the value of the arena.


The $139 million, 19,204-seat Tampa Bay Times Forum opened in 1996.