The Magic have a new home, the Amway Center, for the 2010-11 season, after spending their first 21 seasons at the Amway Arena, originally called the Orlando Arena or O-Rena. The original facility was entirely publicly financed for just less than $200 million. The $380 million Amway Center is more than double the size of its predecessor, with 875,000 square feet compared to 367,000. The Amway Center will have roughly 60 luxury suites, compared to 26 at Amway Arena, and more than 1,400 club seats, compared to zero at the old place. The new facility also features bars, clubs and restaurants on every seating level, as well as a 120-foot-tall tower with a tower club and observation deck. Tickets will be priced as low as $5. In addition to the Magic, the arena is the home of the Predators of the Arena Football League and the Solar Bears of the East Coast Hockey League. It also played host to the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.
400 W. Church St. Orlando, FL 32801
From the north: Take I-4 West to Exit 84 (SR50 -- Colonial Dr), continue straight to Hughey Avenue. Turn right on Church Street. Amway Center is on the left. Or Take I-4 West to Exit 82B -- Anderson Street. Turn right on Anderson Street. Turn right on Division Street and turn right on Church Street. Amway Center is on the right.
From the south: Take I-4 East to Exit 82B -- South Street. Turn left on Church Street. Amway Center is on the left.
From the west: Take Florida-408 East (Toll Road) to Exit 9 toward US-92/US-17/US-441 (Toll Road). Merge onto Carter Street. Turn left at South Orange Blossom Trail/US-17/US-92. Turn right onto West Church Street. Amway Center will be six blocks down on the right side.
From the east: Take Florida-408 West (Partial Toll Road) to exit 11A toward Rosalind Avenue (Toll Road). Turn left at Florida-15E/East South Street. Turn right onto South Division Avenue and then right onto Church Street. The Amway Center will be on the right.
Amway Center features more than 11,000 parking spaces at 14 parking garages and surface streets. Most of the lots charge $10. Prepaid parking is available at the Geico and Church Street lots adjacent to the arena for $20. For more information and an interactive map, visit the City of Orlando website.
The Central Florida Regional Transit Authority, the LYNX, provides bus transit around Orlando. For schedules and more information, visit the LYNX website.
Information sources: Orlando Magic and Amway Center.