TAMPA BAY, FL – The Tampa Bay Times will sell a six-page section that features its coverage of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s historic Stanley Cup win. Fans may purchase the special edition today near Lightning celebration events.
Newspaper vendors will sell the Times’ section for $2 each along the City of Tampa Riverwalk during the team’s celebratory boat parade at 5 p.m. and outside of Raymond James Stadium, which is scheduled to host a fan rally at 7:30 p.m.
The Times produces an e-Newspaper seven days a week and dispatched a team of journalists to cover the Lightning’s run for the Stanley Cup. Although Times’ journalists tracked the Lightning’s journey from the first puck drop to the end of each game, double overtimes included, that coverage appeared throughout the season in print on Wednesdays and Sundays, when the paper publishes a printed edition. To the dismay of collectors, there was no physical newspaper to purchase on Tuesday, the day after the Lightning brought home the Stanley Cup.
“We know many Lightning fans appreciate and follow our coverage online at tampabay.com, but they also want a keepsake,” said Mark Katches, the Times’ Executive Editor. “We hope that printing a commemorative edition of our outstanding sports journalism gives readers a tangible memento of the Lightning’s victory.”
The first 500 readers to purchase a paper from a Times’ street vendor also will receive a Lightning spirit card to wave at the parade or rally.
About the Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times is widely considered one of the Top Ten newspapers in America and has won 12 Pulitzer Prizes. It is Florida’s largest newspaper and publishes tampabay.com – Tampa Bay’s largest local news Web site. Additionally, the company publishes the free weekly tbt*, an edition of the Tampa Bay Times, and Bay magazine.