FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Trish Wingerson, (407) 916-2635,
Heather Allebaugh 407.246.3423,
At today's event, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will
make a special announcement about his support for the Orlando Magic
during the NBA playoffs.
Orlando Magic, City of Orlando and OUC Celebrate Green Week with an
Amway Center Special Announcement and Garden Planting
||Orlando Magic President Alex Martins, Orlando Mayor Buddy
Dyer, Orlando Venues Executive Director Allen Johnson, OUC
Commissioner Dan Kirby, United States Green Building Council
National President Rick Fedrizzi and Boys and Girls Clubs of
Central Florida members.
The Amway Center special announcement will coincide with a
garden planting to commemorate the occasion. Magic, city
officials and members from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central
Florida to assist in planting the garden in the Amway Center
plaza following the announcement.
The herbs/vegetables/fruit grown in the garden will be
maintained and used by the Boys and Girls Club of Central
Florida (downtown/Parramore branch) for special projects.
||Thursday, April 7, 2011
||Amway Center Plaza (corner of
Division Ave. and Church St.)**
400 W. Church St., Orlando, 32801
**Media are invited to attend to film/photograph the
announcement. This event is NOT open to the public.
About the Amway Center:
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 Amway Center
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 will have 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
About OUC—The Reliable One
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The
Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC
provides electric and water services to more than 221,000 customers in
Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola
counties. Visit OUC.com to learn more about our commitment to
reliability, affordability and sustainability.