About the City of Orlando
Message From Mayor Buddy Dyer
Welcome to the new Amway Center in beautiful Downtown Orlando. This community venue was built by and is dedicated to the residents of Central Florida. Previously, our region lacked the modern facilities needed to attract top notch entertainment and sporting events, forcing residents to travel elsewhere to experience them. Orlando is now home to one of the most technologically-advanced arenas in the country providing a vast array of cultural, sporting and entertainment options to residents. Inside the Amway Center you will find amenities for every level of patron, including unique concession offerings, activities for kids, bigger seats, better sightlines and more spacious concourses.
The Amway Center is the centerpiece of Downtown Orlando’s revitalization. Your visit to Amway Center is an opportunity for you to discover Downtown Orlando and experience the unparalleled opportunities available in the area. Whether it’s grabbing a bite to eat, shopping, exploring an art museum, strolling tree-lined streets and parks or even watching a movie, downtown offers something for everyone.
Once again thank you for visiting the Amway Center website. It is my hope that whether you are going to your first concert with friends or watching an Orlando Magic basketball game with your family, the Amway Center will be a place where experiences are shared and memories are made – moments to be cherished for generations to come. So come on down to the Amway Center and explore a community venue unlike anything Orlando has seen before.
Welcome From Executive Director Allen Johnson
Amway Center • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre • Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium • Tinker Field • Leu Gardens • Mennello Museum of American Art
Thank you for visiting amwaycenter.com, the most comprehensive information available on the Amway Center, which serves as Central Florida’s premier sports and live entertainment venue. Home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic, ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears and the AFL’s Orlando Predators, the Amway Center is the newest property of Orlando Venues, the live entertainment complex owned and managed by the City of Orlando. Orlando Venues also operates the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, Tinker Field, Harry P. Leu Gardens and the Mennello Museum of American Art.
With a capacity of up to 20,000 patrons, Amway Center is one of the nation’s preeminent event centers, attracting the best international and national concerts, sports and family events touring today. The Amway Center also houses numerous amenities and cutting-edge technology accessible to all patrons in keeping with the building’s fundamental purpose of being a facility for, and by, the citizens of Central Florida.
From performing and visual arts at the historic Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre to exciting outdoor sports at the Florida Citrus Bowl and Tinker Field, Orlando Venues provides the ideal downtown setting for the ultimate entertainment experience. Nestled just outside of downtown and located in the picturesque neighborhoods of Orlando, beautiful Harry P. Leu Gardens features paved scenic walkways that take you through charming landscapes that include Florida’s largest formal rose garden. Located in nearby Loch Haven Park, the Mennello Museum of American Art enriches the Central Florida community through special exhibitions and programs that celebrate outstanding traditional and contemporary American artists.
Orlando Venues exists to provide the citizens of Central Florida with a diverse collection of sports, arts and culture designed to excite, inspire and create the ultimate entertainment experience. I look forward to seeing you at one of our venues soon.
Allen Johnson, CFE, CPM
About the City of Orlando
Orlando has gained international notoriety for its theme parks and attractions that annually draw more than 50 million people from throughout the world. The greater Orlando community has much to offer visitors and residents alike, from year-round outdoor activities to various arts, sporting and cultural opportunities. Orlando is much more than the world’s leading vacation destination. It is a place creating the careers of tomorrow with a $15.7 billion modeling-and-simulation industry, a well-established and growing digital media industry, and a burgeoning medical and life sciences cluster.
Downtown Orlando, which serves as the economic hub of the Central Florida region, is a world-class urban core with residential, retail and commercial development. Now, with the completion of the Amway Center, Downtown is on the cusp of a cultural arts-and-entertainment transformation.
Led by the vision of Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando is developing the largest public building project in Central Florida history: a unique $1.1 billion public/private investment in three state-of-the-art community venues (Amway Center, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and extensive renovation and reconstruction to the Florida Citrus Bowl) that will be built using leading environmental standards. The Amway Center is the first portion of the project to be completed.
In July 2007, the Orlando City Council, the Orange County Board of Commissioners and the Orlando Magic made history, giving the green light to one the region’s most significant public, multi-building projects, paving the way for construction of these three Downtown assets. The strategic investment made by the City of Orlando, Orange County and the Orlando Magic will further Mayor Dyer’s vision for a revitalized Downtown and Parramore Heritage Neighborhood, and deliver enhanced entertainment, sports and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors alike.