On Thursday, April 7 the Orlando Magic and Amway Center were awarded with six Downtown Orlando Partnership Golden Brick Awards for projects which affected the Downtown Development District. The awards included Interior Projects (courtside club at Amway Center); Public Art (Amway Center Art Collection); Office Building Project (Magic Amway Center offices); Retail (Orlando Magic Team Shop presented by adidas at Amway Center); Restaurant (Jernigan’s at Amway Center); and Public Project (Amway Center-city).
The Golden Brick Awards recognize outstanding contributions to downtown that demonstrate excellence and achievement. For over two decades these awards have been distributed for projects which affect the Downtown Development District.
The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows. Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is 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 features 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 serves 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 LEED Gold certified facility features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, featuring 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition videoboard in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building.
Every level of ticket buyer has access to: the Budweiser Baseline Bar and food court, Gentleman Jack Terrace, Jernigan’s, Nutrilite Magic Fan Experience, Orlando on Demand, STUFF’s Magic Castle presented by CLUB WYNDHAM® and multiple indoor-outdoor spaces which celebrate Florida’s climate.