Quick Facts

Learn more about the history of Orlando's Amway Center, fast facts about the building and explore a timeline of milestone events for the venue.

 

Key Items:

  • Groundbreaking: July 25, 2008
  • Opened: October 1, 2010
  • Project Cost: $380 million
  • Site Acreage: 8.75 acres
  • Square Footage: 875,000 square feet
  • Developer: Orlando Magic
  • Owner: City of Orlando
  • Operator: City of Orlando
  • Primary Tenant: Orlando Magic
  • Program Manager: Turner Construction Company
  • Design Architect: Populous
  • Local Architects: C.T. Hsu + Associates, Baker Barrios Architects, Inc.
  • Construction Manager: Hunt Construction Group in association with Rey Group, R.L. Burns, Inc., HZ Construction and Albu & Associates, Inc.
  • Sustainable Design: LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council
  • Functions: NBA and collegiate basketball, ice hockey, arena football, boxing, mixed martial arts, concerts, family shows, exhibitions and other major events.
  • Events: Approximately 225 annually

 

Seating Capacities:

  • NCAA Basketball: 20,000
  • NBA Basketball: 18,500
  • Hockey/Arena Football: 17,000
  • End Stage Concert: 12,000 – 17,000
  • 180-Degree Concert: 12,500

Amenities:

  • State-of-the-art technology
  • 1,100+ high-definition monitors
  • 60 Private Suites
  • 68 Loge Boxes (328 seats)
  • 1,400 Club Seats
  • Two NBA locker rooms, two hockey/arena football locker rooms, official’s locker room, six star performer dressing rooms and a green room for staging & hospitality
  • ADA accessibility on every level
  • 18 elevators
  • 18 men’s restrooms and 19 women’s restrooms
  • Mamava Lactation Suite located on the Terrace Level concourse (near Section 104)
  • Eight enclosed truck docks and ramp
  • Media interview room and working media facilities on Event Level

By The Numbers:

  • 270,181,975: Pounds of concrete used to build the Amway Center.
  • 9,400,000: Pounds of total steel used to build the Amway Center, including six, 380-foot, 150-ton roof trusses which were locally fabricated just six miles from the arena site. The total length of all arena steel roof framing equals 55,287 feet or 10.5 miles.
  • 9,000,000: Number of LED lights in the center-hung videoboard.
  • 875,000: Square footage of the Amway Center.
  • 800,000: Gallons of water saved annually in the environmentally-friendly building which employs a rain water collection system for irrigation and high-efficiency water flow fixtures in restrooms. Water consumption will be reduced by 40 percent over a comparably sized building.
  • 750,000: Estimate dollars in annual energy savings because of the high efficiency “green” systems in place in the Amway Center. Overall the environmentally-friendly systems will cut energy consumption by 24 percent over a comparable, code compliant, designed building.
  • 80,000: Weight of the center-hung videoboard.
  • 20,000: Maximum number of seats in the flexible Amway Center. 
  • 13,000: Number of light fixtures in the building.
  • 10,000: Number of parking spaces within a 10-minute walk of the arena.
  • 2,250: Number of construction workers who built the Amway Center.
  • 1,196: Number of plumbing devices in the building, including 563 toilets/urinals.
  • 1,100: Number of high-definition video displays
  • 470: Combined number of devices used (240) to make the Amway Center wireless, and touch screen control-based units (230) for patrons to order food, beverages and merchandise.
  • 340: Number of pieces of art work (140 original pieces and 200 museum quality photographs) in the Amway Center, as part of the public arts program for the building. Fourteen Central Florida artists contributed an estimated 110 pieces to the collection.
  • 248: Combined number of Pepsi soda taps (113) and beer taps (135) in the building.
  • 227: Food and beverage points of sale.
  • 180: Feet the iconic spire atop the tower overlooking downtown Orlando reaches into the sky.
  • 177: Number of local/minority and women-owned companies that were awarded contracts to construct the Amway Center. Of the total businesses, which received more than $90 million in contracts, 67 were African-American-owned, 52 women-owned, 36 Hispanic-owned, 20 Asian-American-owned, two Native-American-owned.
  • 68: Number of loge boxes.
  • 60: Number of suites.
  • 48: Miles of cable used to wire the Amway Center.
  • 37: Number of restrooms (19 women’s/18 men’s).
  • 20-24: The range of seat widths in inches in the new Amway Center.
  • 18: Number of elevators.
  • 17: Number of hospitality spaces available for rent on a per event basis.
  • 9: Number of retail locations, anchored by the Orlando Magic’s Team Shop, presented by Nike.
  • 9: Miles of pipe in the event floor used to make and melt the ice surface.
  • 5: Number of public concourses in the new Amway Center, averaging 30-feet in width, compared to one twenty-foot wide concourse in the old building.