GO MAGIC! See an Orlando Magic Game

Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Kristen Manieri on May 9, 2010 at 9:52 am

While tickets to an Orlando Magic game become a little scarcer during NBA playoffs, during the regular season, tickets of all price levels are plentiful. Here are some helpful details you might need before you head to a game.

Getting There
For now, the Orlando Magic play at the Amway Arena but starting in the 2010-11 season, they’ll be making their debut in the brand new Amway Center, located just a few blocks from their previous home.

The Amway Arena and Amway Center are located in the Orlando Centroplex, an entrainment district adjacent to downtown Orlando, about a 20 minute drive from the theme park areas. From the theme parks, simply travel east on Interstate 4 (I-4) and take exit #83A (Amelia Street/Orlando Centroplex). Turn left on Amelia Street. Main parking lot will be on your right.

Parking is fairly scant around the arenas but there is lots of parking within a mile (around 7,000 spots)  and use of the downtown Lymmo bus is absolutely free. Check out this site to choose a parking garage near a Lymmo stop. Click HERE to learn more. There are also some friendly bike cabs that will whisk you over to the arena for about $5.

If you do park downtown and walk over, grab a reservation at a restaurant at Church Street Station, the closest dining district to the arenas. Here you’ll find Kres Chophouse, Ceviche, and Hamburger Mary’s, just to name a few. Inside the arena you’ll find concession stands selling things like hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, gourmet pretzels, pizza, ice cream, and beverages.

During the regular season, there’s a Magic home game nearly every single week – almost always on Wednesdays. Tickets are really reasonably prices. During the 2009-10 season,   the Magic priced more than 7,000 seats at $25 or under per game.  Sometimes, you can even find nosebleed seats for around $10 each. Game tickets can be purchased online or at the Amway Arena box office Monday thru Friday from 10am – 5pm. Gates open approximately one hour before game start time.

Inside Info
The Magic’s mascot is named STUFF
Strollers, backpacks, and cameras with lenses greater than six inches are not allowed in the arena
Scoreboard messages (Magic Grams) can be purchased for $50 by calling 407-916-2787

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nba.com/magic

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