Orlando Magic Lakeland D-League Team to Make Special Announcement

WHAT: The Orlando Magic’s D-League Affiliate in Lakeland to Make Special Announcement

Announcement will be streamed live on OrlandoMagic.com/Lakeland. Event not open to the public.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Crystal Lake Middle School, 2410 N. Crystal Lake Drive, Lakeland, Fla., 33801

WHO: NBA D-League President Malcolm Turner, Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins, Lakeland D-League President Shelly Wilkes

Media attending should arrive by 1 p.m. and check in through the school front office.

On Dec. 14, 2016, the Orlando Magic and the NBA Development League announced that the Magic purchased the Erie BayHawks with plans to relocate the team to Lakeland, Fla. and begin play during the 2017-18 season. With the purchase, the Magic became the 17th NBA team to own and operate their NBA D-League affiliate. The franchise will play its 24 home games at The Lakeland Center. The Magic’s Lakeland D-League season is made up of 50 regular-season games plus a postseason and runs from November to April.


Orlando’s NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic’s mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. The Magic have seen great success in a relatively short history, winning five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorship’s of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise and grants.

Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 100,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 7,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, with major support from OMYF over the last 27 years, more than $22 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the Magic’s 2016-17 season in the Amway Center, honored with TheStadiumBusiness 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 9,000 seats priced $50 or under.

For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89MAGIC.