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Amway Arena Auction Draws Crowd

The contents of the former home of the Orlando Magic went on the auction block over the weekend.  Amway Arena is where the franchise got its start–although it was called simply Orlando Arena when Shaq, Penny Hardaway and Nick Anderson were part of the mix in the early 1990s.

Locker room dry erase boardThe auction lasted eight hours.

Fans and collectors had the chance to purchase furnishings, fixtures, arena seats and even official game jerseys from players like Bo Outlaw and Patrick Ewing. In addition, many items from inside the Magic’s locker room were available for auction, such as framed and laminated photos, Orlando Magic player lockers, a white dry-erase board with statistics written by Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy, locker room carpet flooring, exercise equipment from the training area and more.

WFTV was there as the  bids were coming in and offered a live shot during their evening news.

The huge scoreboard that hung above the floor of the facility along with numerous team lockers were purchased by a large church in the area, and the pastor thinks they got a steal.  The Sentinel also talked to some buyers of some of the collectible items.

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