Fernando Medina, Orlando Magic
Via the Orlando Magic:
Patrons entering the Amway Center beginning this fall will be greeted with an Amway Center sign above the main entrance doors to the facility. The sign, which was based off design drawings from RipBang Studios, Inc. and was locally fabricated and installed by Design Communications Ltd., was the first to be affixed to the Central Florida landmark. The Orlando Magic is the developer of the Amway Center which will compete to host major national events, concerts and family shows. Opening in the fall of 2010, the facility will be owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community.
The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior will feature a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one façade. A 180-foot tall tower will serve as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. At 875,000 square feet, the new arena is almost triple the size of the old Amway Arena (367,000 square feet). The building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design, unmatched technology, featuring 1,100 digital monitors and the largest, high-definition scoreboard in an NBA venue, and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Every level of ticket buyer will have access to: the Everyfan’s Bar and Food Court, Club Restaurant, Nutrilite Magic Fan Experience and Orlando on Demand, Kid’s Zone and multiple indoor-outdoor spaces which celebrate Florida’s climate.