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Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic were created in 1989 as part of an expansion of the NBA. The Magic are in the Eastern Conference of the NBA and play in the Orlando Arena in the center of downtown Orlando Florida.

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Dwight Howard Shot

Dwight Howard of the Magic scores in a game against the Heat

Orlando Arena
600 W. Amelia Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Orlando Magic Tickets

Orlando residents and visitors that want to attend an Orlando Magic Game can buy tickets for individual games or in packages. Tickets for an Orlando Magic Game range from $7.25 for tickets in the upper bowl (nose bleed seats) for $248 for good seats in the lower bowl. A typical NBA game is about two and a half hours long.

Hotels near the Amway Arena

The Orlando Arena (currently the Amway Arena) is conveniently located right off I4 and is within walking distance of several hotels. Across the street from the Arena there is a Marriott Hotel within walking distance. There is also a Crowne Plaza Hotel a few blocks from the Orlando Arena.

Orlando Magic Players

Over the years the Orlando Magic have had many exciting players. The team started in 1989 and drafted Shaquille Oneal in 1992 with the number 1 overall pick. Shaq stayed with the Magic until he became a free agent in 1996 and went to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Orlando Magic Dancers

The Orlando Magic Dancers perform at a Magic Game

Other notable players on the Orlando Magic over the years include Nick Anderson, Penny Hardaway, Dennis Scott, Afernee Hardaway, Darrell Armstrong, Grant Hill, and Tracy McGrady.

In 2004 the Orlando Magic drafted Dwight Howard with the number 1 pick in the NBA Draft. In addition to Dwight Howard the Magic drafted Jameer Nelson.

NBA Eastern Conference

The Orlando Magic are in the Eastern Conference of The NBA. The only other NBA team in Florida is the Miami Heat, which the Magic play regularly.

Teams in the NBA Eastern Conference include:

  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Boston Celtics
  • Orlando Magic
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Miami Heat
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Chicago Bulls
  • New Jersey Nets
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Charlotte Bobcats
  • New York Nicks
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Washington Wizards

Jameer Nelson of the Orlando Magic

Jameer Nelson brings the ball up at the Orlando Arena

Orlando Magic Record

Like most new teams the first few seasons for the Magic were rough. They had a losing record in 1989, 1990, and 1991. In 1992 the Magic had a break even season with 41 wins and 41 loses. 1995 was a great year with 60 wins and 2007 was another good season with 52 wins. The 2008-2009 season could be the best season yet for the Magic.


Attending an Orlando Magic Game

If you are visiting Orlando during the NBA season consider attending an Orlando Magic game. NBA games are incredibly exciting and the Orlando Arena is a clean modern facility. There are also many great restaurants and clubs in downtown Orlando.

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