Orlando Magic Get City Council Approval for Downtown Entertainment Complex

Orlando Magic Complex

Earlier this week, the Orlando Magic got the go-ahead from the City Council to invest $200+ million into an new sports entertainment complex that will be built across the street from Amway Center.

The mixed-used venue will feature a corporate headquarters for the Magic, as well as a six-story office building with shopping and dining options, a hotel with a conference center, a residential tower, two parking garages, and a landscaped pedestrian plaza with multiple giant video screens.

Orlando Magic Complex
The view between the complex and the Amway Center (on the right).

The complex was designed by RTKL, which is also credited with helping to create the design for other sports/entertainment complexes like LA Live next to the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The idea is the space will play host to music and cultural events, pre- and post-game celebrations and even smaller events that will add to what Downtown Orlando has to offer.

Orlando Magic Complex
The view facing the Amway Center.

It will be at least five or six years before the project is completed, and it will be built in stages, with the Magic HQ first up.

What do you think of this new complex? Will it make you head downtown more?

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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