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Edmonton arena design: light, airy, open

{jathumbnail off} A future Edmonton Oilers (NHL) arena would feature a light and airy design, with plenty of places to grab a brew and watch a game, according to concept sketches released by ICON Venue Group. The renderings, presented to the Edmonton City Council this week, envision an arena with an open concourse, plenty of […]

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Debate continues over new Nets arena

{jathumbnail off} The new Brooklyn arena for the relocating New Jersey Nets (NBA) continues to generate controversy; community activists opposing Atlantic Yards won a court decision but failed to persuade a judge to stop construction on Barclays Center. On Wednesday, state Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman held that Empire State Development Corporation used bad numbers […]

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NBA lockout could disrupt arena industry

If NBA owners impose a player lockout at the end of the season, it could throw the arena industry into turmoil — but it could also draw some unexpected artists on the road for new arena tours. In Orlando, bookers at Amway Center will wait until August 1 to issue a final fall schedule, giving […]

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The Week That Was: Dec. 19

It was a week where Glendale managed to keep the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) by paying Matthew Hulsizer more than what the team is worth, when MSG upturned the Los Angeles music scene by negotiating a sale of the Fabulous Forum, and we visited Amway Center, the stunning new home of the Orlando Magic (NBA). The […]

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Arena Visit: Amway Center

{jathumbnail off} From the outside, Amway Center looks like a fairly normal arena, maybe a little nicer than most and more than suitable as the frame for plenty of videoboard advertising targeting thousands of drivers passing daily on I-4. Walk inside the arena to the seating bowl, though, and one thing will be immediately clear: […]

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Magic adds Disney as major sponsor of new arena

It was pretty inevitable that the Orlando Magic (NBA) would sign a major sponsorship with Disney Parks, purveyor of all things sparkly in the Magic Kingdom. And so it came to be. Disney Parks is now a “Champions of the Community” sponsor for the franchise and Amway Center, as the two held a press conference […]

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