Amway Center Fact Sheet


Here is the official word from the Magic:

"Amway Center: By the Numbers270,181,975Pounds of concrete used to build the Amway Center. 9,400,000Pounds of total steel used to build the Amway Center, including six, 380-foot, 150-ton roof trusses which were locally fabricated just six miles from the arena site. The total length of all arena steel roof framing equals 55,287 feet or 10.5 miles. 9,000,000Number of LED lights in the center-hung videoboard, the tallest and most high-definition in an NBA venue measuring in at 42 feet high and weighing in at 80,000 pounds. 875,000Square footage of the new Amway Center – almost triple the size of the old 367,000 square foot arena. 800,000Gallons of water saved annually in the environmentally-friendly building which employs a rain water collection system for irrigation and high-efficiency water flow fixtures in restrooms. Water consumption will be reduced by 40 percent over a comparably sized building. 750,000Estimate dollars in annual energy savings because of the high efficiency “green” systems in place in the Amway Center. Overall the environmentally-friendly systems will cut energy consumption by 24 percent over a comparable, code compliant, designed building. 20,000Maximum number of seats in the flexible Amway Center. Orlando Magic seating will be 18,500. 13,000Number of light fixtures in the building. 10,000Number of parking spaces within a 10-minute walk of the arena. 7,000Number of Magic tickets priced $25 or less, including the first-time ever introduction of $5 tickets (while supplies last). 2250Number of construction workers who built the Amway Center. 1,196Number of plumbing devices in the building, including 563 toilets/urinals. 1,100Number of high-definition video displays in the new Amway Center. 470Combined number of devices used (240) to make the Amway Center wireless, and touch screen control-based units (230) for patrons to order food, beverages and merchandise. 340Number of pieces of art work (140 original pieces and 200 museum quality photographs) in the Amway Center, as part of the public arts program for the building. Fourteen Central Florida artists contributed an estimated 110 pieces to the collection. 248Combined number of Pepsi soda taps (113) and beer taps (135) in the building. 227Food and beverage points of sale in the new Amway Center. There are 18 permanent concession stands and 45 portable units, while 40 percent of the stands have cooking capability. 180Feet the iconic spire atop the tower overlooking downtown reaches into the sky. 177Number of local/minority and women-owned companies that were awarded contracts to construct the Amway Center. Of the total businesses, which received more than $90 million in contracts, 67 were African-American-owned, 52 women-owned, 36 Hispanic-owned, 20 Asian-American-owned, two Native-American-owned. 68Number of loge boxes. 60Number of suites. 48Miles of cable used to wire the Amway Center. 37Number of restrooms (19 women’s/18 men’s) in the new Amway Center, as compared to just eight restrooms in the old building. 20-24The range of seat widths in inches in the new Amway Center, compared to an average 18-inch width in the old building. 18Number of elevators, compared to four in the old building. In addition there are 19 staircases and six escalators easing vertical travel over the seven levels of the building. 17Number of hospitality spaces available for rent on a per event basis. 10Fan interactive areas open to all level of ticket buyers, highlighted by the Nutrilite Magic Fan Experience, Orlando on Demand Info. Garden, STUFF’S Magic Castle presented by Club Wyndham, the Budweiser Baseline Bar and Gentleman Jack Terrace. 9Number of retail locations, anchored by the Orlando Magic’s Team Shop, presented by adidas. 9Miles of pipe in the event floor used to make and melt the ice surface. 5Number of public concourses in the new Amway Center, averaging 30-feet in width, compared to one twenty-foot wide concourse in the old building. Key Dates:July 26, 2007 — By a 5-2 vote, the Orange County Commission approves a public building program that includes a new state-of-the-art events center, a new performing arts center, and a renovation of the Citrus Bowl Stadium. By a6-1 vote, the City of Orlando gave its approval July 23. July 25, 2008 — The official groundbreaking celebration is held. August 5, 2009 – The new downtown events center is named Amway Center. October 1, 2010 – The Amway Center opens, as the public is invited for the first time."

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