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Amway Center

One of Orlando's most famous sporting venues is a vast arena that hosts NBA basketball, ice hockey, soccer and concerts by top show business names. 

Cheer on sporting stars or watch some of the world’s most famous musical acts at the Amway Center, a large sports and entertainment complex in the downtown area. Behind the metal and glass exterior with its 180-foot (55-meter) tower is a large arena with seating for more than 20,000 spectators. The venue is home to ice hockey, football and basketball teams including the Orlando Magic who play in the NBA (National Basketball Association).

Arrive at least a couple of hours before a match or concert to enjoy Amway Center’s many attractions. Go to the Magic Fan Experience on the Terrace Level for exhibits that chart the history of the Orlando Magic. There are also player biographies and lots of photographs. Test your skills on the interactive simulation basketball game. At Orlando Magic Fan Fest, take part in quizzes and interactive games and listen to live music. Play touch screen games at digitalLOFT in the main lobby area. Young children will love exploring Stuff's Magic Castle, a play area where they can climb through the castle and shoot baskets.

Then take your seat for some sporting action or live music. During matches you can also watch events unfold on the huge high definition video board and more than 1,000 monitors throughout the building. It's unlikely that you'll ever lose track of the score as there is a 42-foot (12.8-meter) high scoreboard with more than nine million LEDs. For snacks, meals and drinks, take your pick from the numerous casual and upscale bars and restaurants.

Among the many other events held at the Amway Center are conferences, orchestral performances, wrestling contests, indoor soccer games and motorsports exhibitions. Check the center’s website for an up-to-date list of what’s going on. 

The Amway Center is situated in downtown Orlando and is accessible by several bus routes. Drivers will find metered parking areas in the immediate vicinity including two that are adjacent to the arena.


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Lodging Near Amway Center

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$229
Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection

Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection

325 S Orange Ave, Orlando
4.5
of 5, from 555 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection is in Orlando’s buzzing Church Street arts and culture district, a 4 minutes’ walk from Church Street Station. The Amway Center is a 5 minutes’ walk, and Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios are all around a 20 minutes’ drive.

$179
Aloft Orlando Downtown

Aloft Orlando Downtown

500 South Orange Avenue, Orlando
4.4
of 5, from 404 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is steps from Orlando City Hall and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Mad Cow Theatre and Church Street Station are also within 10 minutes.

Buca Di Beppo

Buca Di Beppo

FORIDA MALL SPACE 1304 8001 SOUTH OBT,, ORLANDO
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is steps from Orlando City Hall and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Mad Cow Theatre and Church Street Station are also within 10 minutes.

$189
Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown

Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown

191 E Pine St, Orlando
4.3
of 5, from 1,040 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Renovated in 2013, The Embassy Suites is conveniently located in downtown Orlando, 2 blocks from Lake Eola Park, 1 mile from Amway Arena, and 6 miles from the upscale Mall at Millennia. Universal Studios is about 7 miles away.

$179
Marriott Orlando Downtown

Marriott Orlando Downtown

400 W Livingston St, Orlando
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. James Cathedral, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, and Amway Center. Church Street Station and Lake Eola Park are also within 15 minutes.

$45
Travelodge Orlando Downtown Centroplex

Travelodge Orlando Downtown Centroplex

409 N Magnolia Ave, Orlando
2.7
of 5, from 1,067 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Orlando, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of St. James Cathedral, Lake Eola Park, and Cathedral Church of St. Luke. Orange County Regional History Center and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are also within 15 minutes.

$140
Courtyard at Lake Lucerne

Courtyard at Lake Lucerne

211 N Lucerne Cir, Orlando
4.2
of 5, from 283 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Orlando, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando City Hall, and Orange County Regional History Center. Mad Cow Theatre and Church Street Station are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$120
Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown

Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown

304 W Colonial Drive, Orlando
4.0
of 5, from 1,463 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

The Crowne Plaza Orlando is located right in downtown Orlando, 9 blocks from Amway Center (home of the Orlando Magic) and the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center.