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TAMPA, FLORIDA - JUNE 07: The arena is set for the game between the New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on June 07, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

If you hear about the “Lightning House” in Tampa, you may assume it’s in reference to Amalie Arena, the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

But there’s a residential home in South Tampa that recently went on the market that Lightning fans and even players are intrigued by.

The exterior is painted in Bolts’ blue. There’s a hockey rink in the back, and even a pair of Bernese Mountain Dogs named Thunder and Bolt.

Chad Semans is the homeowner and was the original builder in 2006. He said, “It’s sentimental in many different ways, we raised our family here, we watched many Lighting games in this house, we celebrated on this couch I don’t know how many times.”

According to realtor Ken Jones, not only have Lightning fans inquired about the home, but players have, as well, including Nick Paul and Brian Elliot.

The highest bidder on the property ended up not being a Lightning player, and Chris and his family are hoping they don’t want to change the paint color. “I’d be a little bit disappointed. I like seeing the Lightning blue when people come down this road,” said Semans.

You can take a look at the house and read more about this story when you visit our friends at ABC Action News.

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