Holistic health training center for ‘Magic’


Orlando Magic breaks ground on training center Image: HOK

The National Basketball Association (NBA) team Orlando Magic will soon boast an innovative sports performance center – the AdventHealth Training Center – the design of which has been lent by eminent design firm HOK.

HOK sources stated that community on which the center will sit will also get a wellness facility focused on holistic healthcare and sports science.

The facility is expected to open in the second quarter of 2022. HOK designed the building with Balfour Beatty serving as the Construction Manager.

The Orlando Magic is an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida (US). The Magic compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

HOK sources further added that AdventHealth and the Orlando Magic are building an innovative health and wellness model that brings whole-person medicine, science and research together to optimize sports performance, and then bring those learnings to the broader community.

The AdventHealth Training Center, a 130,000-square-foot, $70 million facility in downtown Orlando will serve as the practice and training home to the Magic. The site is shouting distance away from the Amway Center.

“Our hope is that this facility is even more than a world-class training center and becomes a true ‘win-win’ for the community and the team,” stated Dan DeVos, Chairman, Orlando Magic.

DeVos added, “We’re dedicated to two things – building a championship organization for the long-term and being an accountable and invested community partner with local residents. Health and wellness are so important to all of us and we’re eager to see this center contribute to meaningful outcomes on and off the court.”

AdventHealth physicians and clinical leaders are working in close collaboration with Magic to create a unique medical and wellness model for players that brings all elements of health together to facilitate players to perform well, reduce injuries and extend career longevity on the court. AdventHealth Training Center will provide the Magic with two avant-garde basketball courts for practice, expanded strength and conditioning, training and recovery facilities, aquatic spaces, including for physical therapy and hydrotherapy, sports science and nutrition facilities, and cutting-edge audiovideo and imaging technology.

Housed within the building, AdventHealth’s 33,300-sq-ft medical center will offer elite and amateur athletes the best of multidiscipline 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.

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