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Lightning Celebrates 20th Anniversary with "Fan Fest"

From 10-11 a.m., Lightning players will be signing autographs for fans. The first practice of the season will begin at 12:30 and last until 2 p.m.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning can celebrate the 2013 season with "Fan Fest" at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sunday.

Fan Fest is free and is open to the public. Doors will open at 9 a.m.

The team, opening up its 20th anniversary season, are giving fans a chance to celebrate with autographs and admission to an open team practice on the first day of Training Camp.

From 10-11 a.m., Lightning players will be signing autographs for fans. The first practice of the season will begin at 12:30 and last until 2 p.m.

The Lightning Girls and ThunderBug will also be on hand to entertain fans.

Season Ticket holders are encouraged to wear their jersey's for additional benefits including free parking as well as exclusive autograph sessions on the Club Level inside of the Forum. Season Ticket holders can also redeem their points at Fan Fest. They can also receive 50 percent off select merchandise as well as access to food and drink specials.

In addition to autographs and an open practice, fans have the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets before they go on sale to the public on Ticketmaster on Monday.

Don't forget about the Forum's recently-hung $5 million scoreboard, the largest in the United States.

In honor of the 20th Anniversary season, the Lightning are selling discounted merchandise in its stores and game-used equipment.

Fans should park in either the Forum's East or West Lot and enter through the main entrance.

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