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Amway Arena Orlando


Amway Arena

Amway Arena (formerly known as the Orlando Arena, TD Waterhouse Centre, and The Arena in Orlando [1], and colloquially known by the nickname of O-Rena) is an indoor arena in Orlando, Florida. It is part of the Orlando Centroplex, a sports and entertainment complex located in downtown Orlando. The arena is home to the Orlando Magic of the NBA, the Orlando Titans of the National Lacrosse League and the Orlando Sharks of the National Indoor Soccer League. It also hosts the PlayStation Pro event on the Dew Action Sports Tour and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus annually, along with various concerts and other events.

TD Waterhouse, a division of Canadian finance company Toronto Dominion, purchased naming rights to the Orlando Arena in 1999, and named the venue the TD Waterhouse Centre (utilizing Canadian spelling). Before the Orlando Arena’s naming rights were sold, the other two buildings in the Orlando Centroplex—Orlando Expo Centre and Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre–utilized that spelling as well, so it was more than simply the fact that TD Waterhsouse is a Canadian company that the building used the "Centre" spelling. Those naming rights expired on November 30, 2006, and TD Ameritrade, which bought TD Waterhouse’s U.S. operations earlier in the year, chose not to renew them. The venue was briefly known as "The Arena in Orlando" before the new naming rights contract was signed, a period of approximately one week.

On December 7, 2006 it was announced that Amway would become the new sponsor, renaming the building as the Amway Arena. Amway will pay $1.5 million over 4 years, or $375,000 a year, for the rights. Amway will also have an initial exclusive option to negotiate for the right to name the new Amway Center. Amway founder Richard DeVos owns the Orlando Magic team.

The nickname of the building for Predator games is "The Jungle". During the 2005-2006 AFL seasons, the facility was referred to as Hummer Field at TD Waterhouse Centre.