800,000 sf Basketball and Multi-Purpose Arena
On October 10, 2010, Orlando’s Amway Center, the nationally acclaimed new home of the Orlando Magic, opened 30 days ahead of schedule and within budget.
The complex 800,000 sf public-private venture also received LEED Gold Certification – the first basketball venue in the nation to do so. The developer of this massive project, the Orlando Magic, retained SC Advisors as the Developer’s Representative. SCA worked closely with the Magic project team through every detail of funding, approvals, design, construction, occupancy, and closeout.
In addition to the design/build challenges inherent in a special use facility, the SCA team successfully navigated the daily challenges of a high-profile project with numerous public requirements including M/WBE commitments, neighborhood programs, direct public procurement, and owner’s insurance programs.
At the same time, we effectively balanced the requirements of the City of Orlando as the new owner and the Orlando Magic as the developer-at-risk and anchor tenant.