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Orlando Venues Begins 2013 with Record-Breaking Month

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [January 31, 2012] January jump-started 2013 for Orlando Venues in optimal fashion. Over the course of 31 days, Orlando Venues achieved an unprecedented month of sold out shows, sporting events and notable performers. Five shows sold out including Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Monster Jam, Robin Williams and two performances of Jerry Seinfeld.

January brought Orlando Venues the Capital One Bowl, Disney’s Mary Poppins (8 performances), Feld Entertainment’s Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus (7 performances), Shen Yun (3 performances), Jerry Seinfeld (2 performances), Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Monster Jam and Robin Williams. These nine events brought over 216,000 fans to the Amway Center, Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre and the Florida Citrus Bowl and generated over $5.7 million in ticket sales (*excluding Capital One Bowl).

“We're thrilled to see these diverse community venues packed so consistently over the last month. It goes to show that if you present artists and events people want to see, the fans will come," said Allen Johnson, executive director of Orlando Venues.

From Justin Bieber to Jerry Seinfeld and Mary Poppins to Monster Jam, the Central Florida community experienced a month long expedition of entertainment. Also, over the course of 16 days, the Amway Center hosted 13 different events. Therefore over the 16 day period, the arena floor went through its transformation from basketball, concert, hockey or hockey, basketball, concert.

Since 1989, Orlando Venues has served as Central Florida’s epicenter of sports and live entertainment. Orlando Venues includes the Amway Center, Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Florida Citrus Bowl, Tinker Field, Harry P. Leu Gardens and Mennello Museum of American Art. Orlando Venues’ mission is to present the Central Florida community with an extensive collection of live sports and entertainment and deliver a standard which results in the ultimate experience for our visitors. Amway Center is home to the NBA’s 2009 Eastern Conference Champions, the Orlando Magic, the East Coast Hockey League’s Orlando Solar Bears and the Arena Football Leagues’ Orlando Predators. The Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre is the principal theatre for Fairwinds Broadway Across America-Orlando, Orlando Ballet and the Orlando Philharmonic. Annually, the Florida Citrus Bowl hosts the historic Florida Classic and two of the NCAA’s premier bowl games – the Russell Athletic Bowl and Capital One Bowl. Tinker Field, built in 1914, is on the US National Register of Historic Places and is a recurrent venue for outdoor music festivals. Harry P. Leu Gardens features 50 acres of lush landscapes and has one of America’s largest collections of camellias. The Mennello Museum of American Art enriches the community with special exhibitions and showcases a permanent collection of paintings by Earl Cunningham. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program which includes the City Hall Gallery and Mayor’s Gallery.  

Publication Date: Feb 1, 2013