Savage: Things You Need to Know Before Going to the Game

By Dan Savage
Updated: October 19, 2012

ORLANDO Each season there are a few new things that you need to know before you put on your blue and white and head over to Amway Center.

So prior to taking off to tonight’s preseason matchup between the Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers make sure you take note of the following:

1) New Entry Times for Amway Center:
Designated doors for premium season ticket holder entry and for guests with Jernigan's reservations will continue to open 90 minutes prior to tip off. Designated entry locations are as follows: Disney Atrium VIP entrance, South Street VIP entrance, GEICO walkway entrance.

For all other ticket holders and entry locations, Amway Center will open its doors 60 minutes prior to tip off for Magic games. As a fan, you will still have plenty of opportunity to enjoy concession and watch warm-ups prior to the start of the action.

2) New Menu Items:
With the NBA season also comes a variety of new menu items at your favorite dining locations in Amway Center. Swing by the Silver Spoon concession for Stuff’s Fiery Chicken Sandwich with slaw or the new BBQ Dog topped with pulled pork at Slam Dunk and Pinstripes. There’s also the Silver Spark Grill, where the Thai Chili Burger and house-made Cheese and Chips await. Take a look at a full list of menu items.

3) Temperature in Amway Center:
Be aware, the Amway Center will be colder this season with ice being installed underneath the court for Solar Bears hockey games in the building. Dress accordingly.

4) New Faces in New Places:
There are a ton of new faces on the Magic this season, ranging from rookies Maurice Harkless, Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O’Quinn to veteran additions such as Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington. You may want to take a look at our roster page, prior to departure.

5) A Renewed Rivalry:
Tonight’s contest will mark the first time the Magic meet the Pacers since being eliminated by Indiana in the First Round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs. Hear what Jameer Nelson had to say about the game.

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