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Orlando Magic, AdventHealth Unveil Training Center

State-of-the-art facility shows the Adventist organization commitment to wellness.

David Breen, AdventHealth News, and Adventist Review
Orlando Magic, AdventHealth Unveil Training Center
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As part of the Orlando Magic and AdventHealth’s continuing commitment to health and wellness, the DeVos family, the Orlando Magic, and AdventHealth recently unveiled the state-of-the-art AdventHealth Training Center. The new downtown facility in Orlando will serve as the training site for the Orlando Magic and a destination sports medicine hub for Central Florida in the United States.

Together, AdventHealth and the Orlando Magic continue to build an innovative health and wellness model that brings whole-person medicine, science, and research together to optimize sports performance, sharing those learnings with the broader community.

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

The Magic’s portion of the center is designed to optimize performance and provide a world-class recovery space. A large team “living room” acts as the facility’s hub, complete with enhanced nutrition offerings and a full kitchen. The facility also includes 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, and Jani-King. Each partner provides a unique aspect, enhancing the state-of-the-art experience and commitment to health and wellness.

Additional design elements include covered exterior patios and decks, a creatively landscaped outdoor team space, and an 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,” Magic CEO Alex Martins said. “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 (10,100-square-meter) medical hub—designed for elite athletes, as well as young athletes and weekend warriors—provides world-class, multi-discipline medicine with a focus on whole-person health 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 sports-trained gastroenterologists, cardiologists, sleep, psychology, and nutrition experts.

“AdventHealth and the Orlando Magic have a shared a long-time 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,” Randy Haffner, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, said. “Whether you’re working to get back to playing in the yard with your grandkids, completing your first 5K [run] 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.”

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

The Orlando Magic and AdventHealth also furthered their commitment to Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) by awarding US$17 million in design and construction contracts for the project to 33 local MWBEs. That amount represented approximately 32 percent of awarded opportunities, which is over the city’s recommended 24 percent MWBE participation.

The original version of this story was posted by AdventHealth.

David Breen, AdventHealth News, and Adventist Review

David Breen, AdventHealth News, and Adventist Review