Tampa Bay Lightning will let you sleep with the Stanley Cup for $5,000


If you’ve ever fantasized about spending the evening with the Stanley Cup, well, the Tampa Bay Lightning has you covered.

Today, the team announced a “Room & Boards” experience where a group of up to six fans can use Airbnb to book a night with the greatest trophy in sports.

The setting is a luxury loft at Amalie Arena that’s been converted to a fantasy suite complete with three beds and 1.5 baths. Booking opens at noon on Monday, April 19, and the only thing you apparently can’t do is touch the thermostat.

A literal overnight with Stanley—complete with hosts to attend to your needs—will cost you just $5,000, and proceeds from the promo go to the Lightning Foundation, which is passing the money to Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

A press release says, “The lucky guest will be moving in for the night on Saturday, April 24,” and a rep for the Lightning confirmed that just one fan—"the first one to book it" through Airbnb—will get to drop $5,000 for the experience (hopefully that fan has five friends, or can at least sell the slots to make their money back).

See a list of benefits for the “Room & Boards” promotion below.

  • Spend the evening with the most famous trophy in sports.
  • Pop champagne during your own private happy hour.
  • Enjoy a five-course champion’s feast.
  • Get your own personalized player stall in the Lightning Locker Room.
  • Enjoy private skate time on the Lightning’s home ice.
  • Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the 670,000 square foot Amalie Arena
  • Set off the tesla coil, sound the goal siren, take a Zamboni ride and get up close to the pipe organ.
  • Catch a movie on the humongous Lightning Vision screen.
  • Get some face time with Thunder Bug.

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