Found March 25, 2012 on
The Victory Formation:
Orlando residents said goodbye this morning to the old home of the Orlando Magic. The team left the Amway Arena, better know as the O-Rena after last season and moved into the $512 million Amway Center at the start of the 2011-2012 season.
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The old home of the Orlando Magic -- Amway Arena -- brought out crowds of people Sunday morning, as the old arena was ready to be imploded.According to Orlando's Local 6 news station, debris from the arena struck a man, who was two blocks away from the arena implosion site on Amelia Avenue -- around 7:30 a.m.The man -- unknown -- appeared to have a gashed on his left leg, and...
Will he stay or will he go? That was the burning question throughout the Sunshine State for months. If you walked into an establishment in the state of Florida and asked that, people would immediately know that you're referring to Orlando Magic star center Dwight Howard. Howard ended up waiving the early termination option on his contract prior to the March 15 trade deadline...
A major part of downtown Orlando will be demolished Sunday to pave the way for new video game industries.
The old Amway Arena, the former home of the Orlando Magic, will be destroyed by 200 pounds (91 kilograms) of explosives.
Crews carried out a test run of the demolition Wednesday using just a handful of sticks of dynamite.
After the initial explosion, experts said it will take...
As it has been previously noted on this website, Orlando Magic forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis is a man who likes to dance.During the NBA All-Star Weekend, singer Chris Brown was filming his new web series and Big Baby got to dance it out in the below clip.To see Mr. Davis, scan to about the 2:25 mark as he attempts to do the Dougie:Fortune Webisode I from Mechanical Dummy...
They've got a nickname for Ryan Anderson in the Orlando locker room.
"We call him Baby Brinks Truck," said Magic guard Quentin Richardson.
One reason Anderson got that nickname is his averages of 15.9 points and 7.6 rebounds as he prepares to become a restricted free agent this summer. But do you want to know what else really helps?
Anderson is 6-foot-10.
Amway Arena was demolished this morning, and there’s some crazy video coverage of the explosion. The Arena was home to the Orlando Magic, Predators (AFL), Solar Bears (IHL), and Titans (NLL) before the brand new Amway Center was built. It’s nicknames included the O-Rena and the Jungle.
Watching massive explosions always brightens your day.
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A Florida man was taken to a hospital Sunday morning shortly after the implosion of the old Amway Arena in Orlando, a TV station reported.
According to WFTV in Orlando, a man watching the implosion nearly two blocks away on Amelia Street -- the same road on which the arena was located -- was struck in the leg by a piece of rebar, the reinforcement steel used in construction.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Anderson scored 17 points, Dwight Howard added 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 93-80 on Friday night.
All five Magic players scored in double figures as they sizzled shooting the ball early before having to fight off a Cleveland charge in third quarter. They improved to 18-3 when all their starters reach...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) --There have been times this season when then Orlando Magic have allowed teams to get back into games by erasing their big leads.
Usually, they've been able to lean on All-Star center Dwight Howard to get them through their jagged moments.
The Magic ran into another one against Cleveland, but did just fine without him this time in beating the Cavaliers 93...
Amway Arena also went by Orlando Arena, TD Waterhouse Centre, and The arena in Orlando during its time from the opening in 1989 to the last event it hosted in 2010. It served as home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic, Orlando Titans of the National Lacrosse League, Orlando Predators of the Arena Football [...]
From Mark Schlueb of the Orlando Sentinel:
"It took years of pushing and prodding to get it built, but a series of explosive charges early Sunday will bring down the old Amway Arena in less than 30 seconds.
When the dust settles, 23 years of arena history will lie in a pile of rubble.
That's the plan, anyway."
From Nate Drexler of Magic Basketball.net:
Ryan Anderson scored 17 points, Dwight Howard added 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 93-80 on Friday night.
All five Magic players scored in double figures as they sizzled shooting the ball early before having to fight off a Cleveland charge in third quarter. They improved to 18-3 when all their starters reach double digits.
The Orlando Magic's original home is gone.
Sunday morning, 80 pounds of dynamite sent the Orlando Arena tumbling down into a smoldering pile of former glory and memories, leaving only the four nodes that became something of a symbol for the arena and what made it unique.
The Orlando Arena (it officially retires as the Amway Arena, but I will call it by its beloved...
Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy couldn't have been any more displeased with his team following a loss to the NBA leaders last week.
Van Gundy is now feeling much better about his team's prospects.
The Magic go for a third straight victory Monday night when the Toronto Raptors open a five-game stretch at Air Canada Centre following a tough last-second defeat.
(31-18) vs. (16-33) Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun SportsLine: Magic by 6Tickets: $12-$403 on TiqIQSeason Series: Won 102-96 in Orlando on Jan. 1; Won 92-88 in Toronto on March 5; Tonight in Toronto