Any Orlando attraction planning, in which vacationers are fans to any the Orlando Magic games or concerts available there, should include the “Amway Center.”
This Orlando attraction is a sports and entertainment venue. It is part of the Downtown Orlando Master plan 3 and located in downtown Orlando. The Master Plan 3 also includes improvements to the performing arts center and the Citrus Bowl.
Opening on October 1, 2010, it had been discussed ten years prior to approval in 2006. The newly technologically designed sports and entertainment venue became a consideration after its predecessor, the Amway Arena was built in haste in 1989. While quickly constructed, new technology quickly made it become the oldest arena in basketball leagues.
Amway billionaire presented the new Orlando attraction design to Orlando mayor who later approved its construction, design, and costs; which recently declared creditors could seek bankruptcy relief in a few years in way of repossession if relief was not made soon, which also states would not disrupt any “Magic’s” venue rights.
With all history aside, what are some experiences to expect while visiting this fabulously new Orlando attraction? It is home to all the Orlando Magic games for the NBA, the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, and the Orlando Predators of the AFL. As of November 12, 2012, the Amway Center was granted access to host second and third round games of the NCAA Division/Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2014. New announcement on January 14, 2013 include the Board of Directors voting to award Arena Bowl XXVI to Orlando in the summer of 2013, per a Wikipedia site.
Games are not the only thing bringing people to this Orlando attraction. Concerts of all music variations are held in this arena also. RUSH, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, and KISS are some of the recent upcoming concerts to be held in this spectacular arena. Conducting a search online for your favorite artist will tell you if you can look forward to seeing them at the Amway Center soon, or even later.
ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: When purchasing concert tickets, be sure to check out the seating maps/charts. Most concerts base their ticket price on the best seats. Sometimes, the upper levels just to the edge of the stage are less expensive, yet your view is still pretty good. However, if it is one of your all-time favorite artists, spring for the best seats in the house and have a memory of a lifetime at a concert in a great venue.
What makes this Orlando attraction sports and entertainment center different from so many others is what indemnities it offers its visitors. Aside from it being over 500,000 square feet larger than its predecessor; therefore, allowing more spectators to view games and concerts, it also provides several different restaurants and bars throughout the arena.
One restaurant, Jernigan’s, is an exclusive Club level restaurant. Reservations need to be made and are limited to ticketed guests only. Being able to eat exquisite food while having an astounding view which overlooks the arena bowl during Orlando Magic games is to die for. Dining is also available before many other events and concerts.
Other restaurants and bars are located throughout. ATM’s, phone charging docks, and a child play area are also located inside. This Orlando attraction is the fantasy of other venues of its kind. The Amway Center has paved the way to experience games, concerts, and events, while offering technological conveniences everyone wishes they had at one time or another, for other places to follow.