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ESPN The Magazine Ultimate Standings Ranks Amway Center Tops in NBA

ORLANDO – When it opened last October, Orlando’s Amway Center was widely hailed as the finest arena not only in the NBA, but in all of North America. And largely because of the dazzling new facility – not to mention the game-day promotions and friendly, accessible environment – the Orlando Magic’s overall stadium experience was lauded recently by…

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Amway Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Orlando, Fla. – Earlier today at a special announcement with the Orlando Magic, City of Orlando and OUC–The Reliable One, the Amway Center got its golden ticket when the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded the arena LEED Gold certification for its sustainable design and construction methods. The announcement was commemorated with a monument dedication and…

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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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Orlando Magic and Amway Center Named Finalist in Sports Business Journal's Best in Sports Awards

Magic Finalist For Two Awards

The Orlando Magic has been named a finalist in the Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily’s annual Sports Business Awards in the categories of “Sports Team of the Year” and “Sports Facility of the Year.” It is the first time in the history of the franchise that the Magic has been named finalists for…

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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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Local Minority-Owned Companies Benefited from Magic Community Gyms Construction

Orlando, Fla. — Minority-owned companies in Central Florida were awarded $5 million in contracts for work on the five new Orange County Orlando Magic Recreation Centers. All five centers are now complete.

“The Orlando Magic recognizes the importance and long-term benefits of utilizing local minority and women business enterprises,” said Orlando Magic…

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Amway Center Tower to Turn (Red) in Honor of World AIDS Day

One of Orlando’s newest and most iconic landmarks – the Amway Center Tower – will be illuminated red to mark World AIDS Day on Wednesday, December 1st and to raise awareness of the commitment of the global health community to work together to virtually eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother to child by 2015.

Orlando is one of more than 30 major…

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