BILLY JOEL RETURNS TO AMWAY CENTER ON FRIDAY, JAN 11

Only Central Florida Performance in 2019


ORLANDO, FLORIDA [September 27, 2018] – Live Nation announced today that legendary musician Billy Joel returns to Orlando’s Amway Center for one night only on Friday, January 11, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10 a.m.

“Billy Joel returning…

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SAM SMITH MAKES HIS DEBUT APPEARANCE ON JULY 11, 2018

[October 6, 2017] – Today, Sam Smith announced his North American dates for The Thrill Of It All Tour. The arena tour kicks off on June 18, 2018 in Toronto, ON. Smith makes his debut performance at Orlando’s Amway Center on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. 

Smith’s sophomore album, “The Thrill Of It All,” will be released worldwide…

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Amway Center earns gold for green

Mark Schlueb , Orlando Sentinel

The Amway Center is so chock-full of environmentally friendly features that it is the first new NBA arena to earn a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, city and Orlando Magic officials told the Orlando Sentinel on Wednesday.


Officials with Orlando, the building's owner, and the Orlando Magic, its developer,…

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Ailene Voisin: Orlando arena 'miracle' dazzles

By Ailene Voisin
Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, Mar. 6, 2011 - 12:00

ORLANDO, Fla. – This is where NBA fantasies come true. Tucked in a corner of downtown, mere feet from the Church Street entertainment district and several miles from the world's most famous playground stands the sparkling, sophisticated Amway Center, the beauty of all arena…

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How to build an NBA arena

By Ian Thomsen SI.COM

This comes from Magic president Alex Martins, who presided over the design and construction of the new 18,500-seat Amway Center in downtown Orlando.

"It starts far ahead of putting the shovel in the ground. The research and design started 10 years ago. We visited and studied just about every arena facility in North America, and some…

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At Jernigan’s, Game On!

January 2011 issue of Orlando Magazine

I’ll come right out and say it: I’m not a sports fan.

I don’t follow teams, and I can’t get excited about who won what game when. Honestly, the last time I was in a stadium at all was in 1963, when my father took me to the final game at the Polo Grounds in New York, and we sat in the bleachers while…

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