Orlando Magic to start long-awaited major downtown project soon

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The Orlando Magic’s long-awaited, mixed-use sports complex finally might turn dirt in mere months.

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Orlando Magic officials told Orlando Business Journal the project, dubbed the Sports + Entertainment District, is getting ready to break ground. The project has been in the works since 2011 but has not moved forward to vertical construction yet.

Esu Ma’at, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer with the Orlando Magic, during a panel discussion at Orlando Business Journal’s 2023 Business of Sports event on March 9, said the project may begin by this summer. Team spokesman Joel Glass, when asked for comment, clarified that the project will break ground “later this calendar year; exact timeline to be determined.”

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