Orlando Magic, AdventHealth unveils academy facility

As part of Orlando Magic and AdventHealth’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness, the DeVos family, Orlando Magic and AdventHealth recently unveiled the state-of-the-art AdventHealth Education Center. The new downtown Orlando facility will serve as the practice site for the Orlando Magic and the destination sports medicine center for Central Florida in the United States.

Together, AdventHealth and Orlando Magic continue to build an innovative model of health and wellness that brings together medicine, science, and research for the whole person to optimize athletic performance, sharing those learnings with the community at large.

“We share the excitement of this facility and our desire for it to become a true ‘win-win’ for Central Florida and the Magic,” Orlando Magic President Dan DeVos said. “We believe that when this community succeeds, we all succeed. With health and wellness being a priority for a successful life, we look forward to seeing this center help achieve that goal for both our community and our team. »

The center, one block from the Amway Center, has 130,000 square feet (39,600 square meters) located on a nearly 4-acre (1.6 hectare) site at South Division Avenue and West Central Boulevard. The US$70 million facility marks the latest investment in the Parramore community.

The Magic part of the center is designed to optimize performance and provide world-class recovery space. A large team “lounge” serves as the hub of the facility, with enhanced nutritional offerings and a full kitchen. The facility also includes two full-sized courts overlooked by an elevated balcony. State-of-the-art training and recovery technologies, including altitude chamber and hydrotherapy offerings as well as an expansive locker room with premium finishes, will enhance the player experience. Partners in and around the building include Verizon, Altitude International, Violet Defense, Volta Charging and Jani-King. Each partner offers a unique look, enhancing the peak experience and commitment to health and wellness.

Additional design elements include covered outdoor patios and decks, creatively landscaped outdoor team space, and indoor/outdoor workout space to take advantage of Orlando’s warm climate. The facility will also include reception and hospitality areas that celebrate the Orlando Magic brand and history.

“The Orlando Magic are thrilled to join our great, longtime partner, AdventHealth, in making our goals and vision a reality today,” Magic CEO Alex Martins said. “Through this collaborative partnership and a lot of hard work and determination, we have a world-class training facility for our Magic players, coaches and support staff, equipped with the resources and technology to make it the one of the best in the NBA. Our players, coaches and staff can’t wait to get in and get started.

AdventHealth’s 33,300 square foot (10,100 square meter) medical center, designed for elite athletes, as well as young athletes and weekend warriors, provides world-class multidisciplinary medicine focused on the health of the whole person and sports science . Services will include orthopedics, primary care, sports medicine, imaging, rehabilitation and sports performance. Patients will also have access to AdventHealth’s network of gastroenterologists, cardiologists, sleep, psychology and nutrition experts.

“AdventHealth and Orlando Magic share a long-standing commitment to inspiring and helping our neighbors be as healthy as possible. Through our partnership, we’ve cared for Central Florida in a variety of ways, and I’m excited for this new opportunity. to extend our philosophy of whole-person care to whole-athlete care,” Randy Haffner, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, said. were working to get back to playing in the yard with your grandkids, completing your first 5K [run] or dream of becoming a professional, our sports medicine experts are ready to support your personal health and sports goals. The AdventHealth Education Center is a resource for everyone, and I’m excited for this next chapter in our partnership. »

The project incorporates sustainable design strategies including daylighting and strategic solar shading, stormwater management, and advanced mechanical and lighting systems and controls.

Orlando Magic and AdventHealth also strengthened their commitment to Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs) by awarding US$17 million in design and construction contracts for the project to 33 local MWBEs. This amount represented approximately 32% of the awarded opportunities, which exceeds the city’s recommended MWBE participation of 24%.

The original version of this story was published by AdventHealth.

Milton S. Rodgers