Orlando Magic's 2015 Preseason Schedule
Magic Tip Off Preseason at Amway Center on Oct. 3
By John Denton
Aug. 18, 2015
ORLANDO – A new-look Orlando Magic team with first-year head coach Scott Skiles will open and close the 2015 preseason with games at the Amway Center. In between, the Magic will travel to South America and close to the Mexican border for exhibition games.
Skiles, who was a fan favorite as an Orlando player from 1989-94, will make his debut as the Magic’s head coach on Oct. 3 when his squad hosts the Charlotte Hornets. It will also serve as the Magic debuts for rookie Mario Hezonja and new acquisitions C.J. Watson, Jason Smith, Shabazz Napier and Melvin Ejim. Tipoff is just after 7 p.m.
The Magic will also play preseason home games against the Miami Heat (Oct. 13), New Orleans Pelicans (Oct. 21) and Memphis Grizzlies (Oct. 23). The Magic open the regular season at the Amway Center on Oct. 28 against the Washington Wizards.
Tickets for all home preseason games go on sale on Aug. 21.
The Magic open training camp on Sept. 26 at the Amway Center. Orlando returns a solid foundation of players in center Nikola Vucevic, guard Victor Oladipo, forward Tobias Harris, point guard Elfrid Payton, shooting guard Evan Fournier and forwards Aaron Gordon and Channing Frye.
Magic season tickets, partial plans, group and single-game Amway Center suite rental opportunities are already on sale. Ticket highlights for the Magic’s 2015-16 season in the Amway Center, honored withTheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 10,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to OrlandoMagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.
The preseason schedule is highlighted by the Magic’s first-ever trip to South America when it faces Brazilian powerhouse Flamengo on Oct. 17 in Rio de Janeiro. The Magic defeated Flamengo in Orlando last October, and this year’s Brazil trip is a part of the NBA Global Games promotional series.
In other preseason action, the Magic will face the Heat in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 7; the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis on Oct. 9; and the Houston Rockets in Hidalgo, Texas on Oct. 11. Hidalgo is located just miles away from the U.S.-Mexican border and State Farm Arena is home to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League and the Rio Grande Valley Magic of the Southern Indoor Football League.
2015 ORLANDO MAGIC PRESEASON GAME SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Time (ET)
Oct. 3 CHARLOTTE 7 p.m.
Oct. 7 @ Miami (Louisville, KY) 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 @ Indiana 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 @ Houston (Hidalgo, TX) 8 p.m.
Oct. 13 MIAMI 7 p.m.
Oct. 17 @ Flamengo (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) 5 p.m.
Oct. 21 NEW ORLEANS 7 p.m.
Oct. 23 MEMPHIS 7 p.m.
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