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On Friday, October 1, the new Amway Center will open its
doors to the Central Florida community for the first time. Opening
Weekend at Amway Center will feature a series of free, community events
that showcase all of the fan amenities and state-of-the-art technology
available only in Downtown Orlando's new events center.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Opening day activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 1 on
Church Street in front of the Amway Center. At precisely 10:01 a.m. on
10/01, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando Magic President Alex Martins,
Orlando City Commissioners and other Central Florida leaders will open
the doors to the new Amway Center for the first time to the public.
Following the ceremonial ribbon cutting and building dedication, the
community will be invited into the lower bowl for Mayor Dyer’s Annual
State of Downtown Address. This year, the State of Downtown is a free
event where the entire Central Florida community can participate in this
historic day. To R.S.V.P. for this event, please
Complimentary parking will be provided in the Geico and
West Church Street garages, on a first come, first served basis.
Please click here for a map
of these locations.
The free LYMMO Circulator is recommended for Downtown
residents and attendees. For information on LYMMO stops, please visit
Click here for Downtown locations offering
specials for State of Downtown attendees.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
On Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mayor Dyer invites
Central Florida residents back to the Amway Center for a free, community
open house. This event will feature self-guided tours, entertainment and
local performances, free popcorn and soda and commemorative items to
celebrate this historic accomplishment. Representatives from the Orlando
Magic and Orlando Predators will also be on-hand. Residents can
experience a “taste of the Amway Center” with a sampling of the newest
food offerings available for purchase.
The self-guided tour of the Amway Center will take patrons through the
most technologically-advanced events center in the country, showcasing
two levels of spacious concourses that include an impressive array of
concessions; a stop along the way so the kids can climb STUFF’S Magic
Castle, then up to the contemporary, open-air setting of Gentleman
Jack’s Terrace, then up 100 feet to the Sky Bar spotlighting some of
Downtown Orlando’s best views; past the player locker rooms and
ultimately in the lower bowl where you can see the largest arena videoboard in the country.
tickets for the Community Open House are available
Amway Arena Box Office
600 W Amelia Street
Hours of operation: M-F 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fairwinds Credit Union
Bright House Networks Retail Locations
RDV Sportsplex Box Office
For more information
on Opening Weekend activities including the Community Open House and
free parking options, visit
Complimentary parking is provided from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. in City of Orlando garages and surface lots listed below. Please
click here for a
detailed map for locations and other details.
|• 55 West
• Church Street Garage
• Geico Garage
• Garland Avenue lot
• Lot 9 (ADA lot under I-4)
|• Lot 10 (under
• Central Blvd Garage
• Jefferson Street Garage
• Washington Street Garage
The free LYMMO Circulator is recommended for
Downtown residents and attendees. For information on LYMMO
stops, please visit golynx.com.
After the opening weekend, Amway Center’s
inaugural year promises to deliver world-class sporting,
entertainment, cultural and community events. The inaugural year
line-up is beginning to take shape with the following:
- EAGLES –
Thursday, October 7 – This record-breaking music group will be
the building’s first concert. As a part of their “Fall Tour”,
the Eagles will headline in Orlando at the Amway Center. Tickets
on sale at amwaycenter.com.
- VICENTE FERNÁNDEZ
– Friday, October 8 – The undisputed king of traditional
ranchera music, Vicente Fernández has sold over 50 million
albums in his legendary, five decade career. Inducted into the
International Latin Music Hall of Fame, Vicente Fernández has
sold out large-capacity venues such as Madison Square Garden
where his visually stunning, larger than life performances
feature classics like “Volver, Volver” and “Miseria.” Tickets on
- ORLANDO MAGIC –
Sunday, October 10 – The first Orlando Magic game and first
sporting event in the new Amway Center will be held on 10/10/10
in a pre-season game vs. the New Orleans Hornets. Tickets on
sale at amwaycenter.com.
- MADEA'S BIG HAPPY
FAMILY – Tuesday, October 19 -- Amway
Center welcomes Madea’s Big Happy Family starring Tyler Perry.
Perry is a renowned actor, director, playwright, screenwriter,
producer and author. His Madea character has brought smiles to
people across the country and promises to do so again with the
all new Madea’s Big Happy Family tour.
- CHELSEA HANDLER
– Friday, October 22 – As one of the nation’s most outrageous
and successful female stand-ups, Chelsea has performed to
sold-out audiences at venues and festivals across the country
with a devout fan base that continues to grow exponentially.
Tickets on sale at amwaycenter.com.
- BATTLE OF THE BANDS
– Friday, November 19 – Get ready for crowd-pleasing dance
teams, high-stepping drum majors, precision drumlines and
roaring brass sections from the top high school marching bands
in the country and featured performances by the Marching
Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University and the Marching 100 of
Florida A&M University.
- CHAYANNE –
Saturday, November 20 – Chayanne is considered one of
Latin pop music’s premier heartthrobs, releasing hit after hit
for the last several decades. He is also a gifted dancer and
actor with a number of telenovela and film roles to his credit.
He now hits the road in support of his 21 st studio album, No
- WWE RAW
– Monday, November 22 – Monday Night Raw debuts at the Amway
Center. The following Superstars are scheduled to appear at the
first ever WWE show at the new Amway Center: SHEAMUS, JOHN CENA,
RANDY ORTON, EDGE, THE NEXUS, CHRIS JERICHO and many more (card
subject to change).
- FLORIDA CITRUS SPORTS SHOOTOUT
– Wednesday, December 1 - University of Florida vs. University of Central Florida – This is your chance to be a part of the
first-ever collegiate basketball game at the new Amway Center.
Tickets on sale at amwaycenter.com.
- ANDRÉ RIEU –
Saturday, December 11 – World renowned Dutch violinist,
conductor and composer André Rieu, international superstar and
leader of his own Johann Strauss Orchestra, brings his unique
brand of chart-topping classical music to America in the
“Celebration of Music” tour. Tickets on sale at amwaycenter.com.
- TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
– Sunday, December 12 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra, one of the top
selling concert acts in the world creates one of the most
captivating concert experiences on the road today. Committed to
giving their fans the most "value for their dollar," TSO puts on
a positive ,over-the-top audio/visual spectacular complete with
lasers, pyrotechnics and state of the art lighting and keeps
generations of fans enthralled year after year.
- RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS
– January 13 – 17, 2011 – Ringling
Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Fully ChargedSM, the
all-new, 141st electrifying edition of The Greatest Show On
Earth®! Ringling Bros.® powers up audiences with acts from all
over the globe featuring breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman
stunts and never-seen-before performances that spark the
imaginations of children of all ages.