Magic, AdventHealth unveil plan for state-of-the-art training center

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Florida Construction News staff writer

The Orlando Magic and AdventHealth have unveiled the $70 million AdventHealth Training Center, a new structure that will act as the training site and a destination sports medicine hub to Central Florida.

The building was designed by HOK, with Balfour Beatty serving as the construction manager.

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

The 130,000-sq. ft. project is located on a nearly four-acre site at South Division Avenue and West Central Boulevard. It’s the latest investment in the Parramore community.

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

The Magic’s portion of the center includes a large team “living room” acts as the facility’s hub, complete with enhanced nutrition offerings and a full kitchen. The facility will have two full-size courts overlooked by an elevated viewing balcony. Leading training and recovery technologies, including an altitude chamber and hydrotherapy offerings as well as an expansive locker room with high-end finishes, will elevate the player experience.

Partners featured in and around the building include Verizon, Altitude International, Violet Defense, Volta Charging, Jani-King. Each partner provides a unique aspect, enhancing the state-of-the-art experience and commitment to health and wellness, the statement says.

Additional design elements include covered exterior patios and decks, a creatively landscaped outdoor team space and indoor/outdoor training space to capitalize on Orlando’s warm climate. The facility will also include front office and hospitality spaces that celebrate the Orlando Magic’s brand and history.

“The Orlando Magic are thrilled to join our great, longstanding partner, AdventHealth, in making our goals and vision a reality today,” said Magic CEO Alex Martins.

“Through this collaborative partnership and much hard work and determination we have a world-class training center for our Magic players, coaches and support staff stacked with the resources and technology to make it 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 medical hub will have space for orthopedics, primary care, sports medicine, imaging, rehabilitation and sports performance. Patients will also have access to AdventHealth’s network of sports-trained gastroenterologists, cardiologists, sleep, psychology and nutrition experts.

“AdventHealth and the Orlando Magic have a shared a longtime commitment to inspiring and helping our neighbors be the healthiest they can be. Through our partnership, we’ve cared for Central Florida in a variety of ways, and I’m excited for this new opportunity to expand our philosophy of whole-person care to whole-athlete care,” said Randy Haffner, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division.

“Whether you’re working to get back to playing in the yard with your grandkids, completing your first 5k or dreaming of going pro, our sports medicine experts are ready to support your personal health and athletic goals. The AdventHealth Training Center is a resource for all, and I’m excited for this next chapter in our partnership.”

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