Director of Planning and ProjectsAmalie Arena, Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment
Mike O’Donnell is the Director of Planning and Projects for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena and has over 10 years’ experience in architecture, construction, and project management. He has concentrated his career in architecture and project management on sports design, operations, facility management, and construction. Over the last 7 years at the Lightning, Mike has lead multiple major renovations and smaller capital improvement projects totaling over $100M.
His knowledge of sports design, building code, and industry standards coupled with facility operations and management bring a unique perspective to leadership at Amalie Arena as well as the design and construction teams he leads. Through these projects, Mike has embraced the Lightning’s goal of becoming the ultimate sports franchise with a reinvented facility while keeping its fans experience as the highest priority. He holds an architectural degree from the University of Kansas, and is actively involved in the community, arts and AIA Tampa Bay.