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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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Amway Center: Enter Legend

From a vision to blueprints to reality.

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the new downtown Amway Center which will compete to host major national events, concerts and family shows. The facility is owned andoperated by the City of Orlando on behalf of theCentral Florida community.

The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character…

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Disney Parks Join Orlando Magic, Amway Center as a "Champions of the Community" Sponsor

With blue and silver pixie dust in hand, Mickey Mouse today presented the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard with a “mouse warming” gift in celebration of the team’s new home and a multi-year agreement making Disney Parks a “Champions of the Community” sponsor for the franchise and Amway Center.

“We are honored to have the global brand…

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