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ORLANDO VENUES WRAPS 10-DAY STRETCH WITH MASSIVE ATTENDANCE AMONG DIVERSE EVENTS
Orlando Venues just emerged from a 10-day stretch where two of its venues, Amway Center and Tinker Field, hosted a total of 13 consecutive events that collectively amassed an attendance of 354,000. The back-to-back programming kicked off on November 8 with the ninth annual visit of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Orlando, a vibrant three-day dance music festival, and an NBA match-up between the Orlando Magic and the Memphis Grizzlies at Amway Center.
The ensuing timeframe included two more near-capacity days of EDC Orlando, three arena concerts featuring Miranda Lambert (Nov. 9) and sold-out shows by Casting Crowns and Hillsong Worship (Nov. 11) and Jonas Brothers (Nov. 16). As for sporting events, our hometown teams added to the tally with the Orlando Magic hosting Indiana Pacers (Nov. 10), Philadelphia 76ers (Nov. 13), San Antonio Spurs (Nov. 15) and Washington Wizards (Nov. 17) while the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears faced off against the Florida Everblades (Nov. 14). The Florida Sports Hall of Fame honored 11 sports superstars at a large reception on the floor of Amway Center (Nov. 12).
“Our venues are designed to host diverse programming so it’s particularly rewarding when we can welcome so many events and patrons in such a steady succession,” said Orlando Venues Chief Venues Officer Allen Johnson. “I’m proud of how our staff continually rises to the occasion and delivers legendary experiences for everyone.”
In the first eight years of its existence, EDC Orlando was presented in a two-day festival format and the 2018 edition had an economic impact of $33.9 million. With EDC Orlando expanding to a three-day format for the first time in 2019, the projected economic impact has surged to $50.8 million. EDC Orlando celebrates its 10th year of curating eye-popping lineups and all-out stage production when it returns to Tinker Field in 2020 (Nov. 13-15).
Orlando Venues wraps up the year with Amway Center concerts by Sara Bareilles (Nov. 24), Ariana Grande (Nov. 25), Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Dec. 14 – 2 shows), Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes (Dec. 17) and Anuel AA (Dec. 19). College football gets underway at Camping World Stadium with the annual Florida Blue Florida Classic - FAMU vs. B-CU (Nov. 23) and the Camping World Bowl – ACC vs. Big 12 (Dec. 28). The new year brings larger-than-life entertainment to the arena including Jurassic World Live Tour (Jan. 17-20, 2020 – 7 shows), Jason Aldean (Jan. 31, 2020), Gabriel Iglesias (Feb. 20, 2020), Marc Anthony (Mar. 8, 2020), Billie Eilish (Mar. 10, 2020), Niall Horan (Apr. 25, 2020), Lauren Daigle (May 8, 2020), Elton John (May 28, 2020) and Camila Cabello (Sept. 25, 2020). Camping World Stadium kicks off 2020 with its annual Vrbo Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 2020), NFL Pro Bowl (Jan. 26, 2020) and a return of the Monster Jam World Finals XXI (May 2-3, 2020).