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AMWAY CENTER FLAWLESSLY FLIPS THREE EVENTS IN TWO DAYS
The Amway Center hosts well over 225 events each year ranging from basketball to concerts to ice hockey to family shows but setting up three different events on the arena floor in two days requires special attention to detail to pull conversions off seamlessly. This past weekend, the arena’s operations team and partners did just that.
On Saturday, February 10, at 7 p.m., the Orlando Magic hosted the Milwaukee Bucks and immediately following the game, the arena floor underwent an overnight changeover to a hockey set-up for the 9:30 a.m. Sunday game between the Orlando Solar Bears and the Wheeling Nailers. Once that game concluded, the crew quickly turned the space for the 8 p.m. start of the Nicky Jam and Plan B concert.
"Flipping day-to-day events inside Amway Center always requires skill, expertise and careful planning but hosting three very different events in barely 24 hours is no small feat," said Orlando Venues Chief Venues Officer Allen Johnson. "I'm proud of our operations team and our partners that work tirelessly to ensure the transitions between each event run smoothly and our diverse programming always remains on schedule."
To see time lapse video of Amway Center’s quick event turn from this past weekend, click here.
Beginning on Tuesday, February 6 and running through Tuesday, February 13, the Amway Center will have hosted nine events in eight consecutive days.
EVENT CONVERSIONS BY THE NUMBERS
Total Number of Changeovers (Feb. 6 – 13): 8
Total Hours to Complete Changeovers (Feb. 10 & 11): 18.5
Total Employees to Facilitate Changeovers (Feb 10 & 11): 106
In the weeks and months ahead Amway Center will continue to host numerous concerts featuring some of the biggest names in the business including Bon Jovi (April 18), P!NK (April 24), Justin Timberlake (May 14) and Elton John (November 27) while also welcoming diverse sporting and family events including UFC Fight Night (February 24), the American Athletic Conference (AAC) Men’s Basketball Championship (March 8-11), Stars on Ice (April 7) and Disney on Ice (May 11-13).