Some major news for “the city beautiful,” and a sign that the profile of the city is raising since the Amway Center opened, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced that they will hold a live UFC on FOX event from Orlando in April.
Justin Timberlake might be ready to embark on the Legends of the Summer tour with Jay Z, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t do his own thing. He is getting ready to bring the 20/20 experience to the town that made him a household name, by bringing the 20/20 Experience to O Town.
— 102JAMZ Orlando (@102JAMZ) May 4, 2013
Well, it was really only a matter of time before a headline like this one would see the light of day. During the Orlando Magic’s 108-82 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Amway Center saw its lowest-attended Magic game since opening on October 1, 2010.
The Magic did not lead one time during the game, and were down 60-35 at halftime, scoring less than 20 points during each of the first two quarters. The team dropped to 16-44 on the season, and is in good position to set the record for fewest wins in a season, which is 18, set by the inaugural team in 1989-90.
You know if hockey made a post here, something had to go extremely wrong — or extremely funny, in this case. The cool part about this story is that it happened right in our backyard, the Amway Center, which houses the Orlando Magic, and ECHL Orlando affiliate, Orlando Solar Bears.
The City of Orlando and the Amway Center announced on Monday that they will host the second and third rounds of the 2014 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament.
ESPN the Magazine recently published their ‘Ultimate Team Ranking’ list which ranked sports teams from the four major professional sports in North America. The magazine used eight categories to rank the 122 teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Bang for the buck, fan relations, ownership, affordability, stadium experience, players, coaching, and title track were the eight categories the magazine used to determine the rankings.
Being that I work for a radio station, 102 JAMZ, NBA All Star Weekend was a pain in my ass with all the work I had to do that weekend, and not getting any sleep. And while it didn’t do good for the sanity of myself and my co-workers, it did GREAT things for Central Florida, more specifically Orange County.
Now that the Orlando Magic have moved their games to the brand new Amway Center, the arena that they used to play in, the Amway Arena will be imploded. A few months back they held an auction where they got rid of the items inside the old Amway, the next stop will be to implode the building.
The Orlando Magic are holding a contest on their Facebook and Twitter pages, where four winners will be given 2 FREE tickets to their home opener on Monday night against the Houston Rockets.