|Former names||Tampa Fairgrounds Arena (1977–83)|
|Address||4800 US Highway 301 North|
|Owner||Florida State Fair Authority|
|Operator||Florida State Fair Authority|
|Capacity||Indoor soccer: 9,200
Ice hockey: 10,425
|Field size||88,000 square feet (8,200 m2)|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) (1984)
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) (1992–1993)
Tampa Bay Tritons (RHI) (1994)
Expo Hall is an indoor arena located at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. It is used primarily as an exhibition hall during the Florida State Fair, but has also hosted concerts and sporting events.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies of the defunct North American Soccer League used Expo Hall for 8 of their 16 home games during the 1983–84 indoor season. At that time the arena's capacity was 9,200. This would also prove to be the league's final indoor campaign before suspending operations following the 1984 outdoor season.
The arena was more famously used by the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning during the team's inaugural season of 1992-1993. The facility's seating capacity of 10,425 proved too small for the Lightning, and the team relocated to the Tropicana Field (then known as the "Thunderdome") in St. Petersburg for their second season.
- "Expo Hall venue information". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
- "Tampa Bay Landmarks and Destinations". www.books.google.com. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
- Bunch, Ken (November 8, 1983). "Arena possible site for Rowdies". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1-2. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
- Beard, Randy (November 5, 1983). "Don't hold your breath as Rowdies unveil schedule". Evening Independent. p. 4-C. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
- Brown, Jr., Arthur R. (June 11, 1994). "Tritons to make roller hockey home debut". Lakeland Ledger. p. 3D. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
- Florida State Fair - official site
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1992 – 1993
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