Say bye-bye to the Double A. Amway Arena, the original home of the Orlando Magic, imploded this weekend. Naturally, everyone loves the site of a 367,000-square-foot building being blown up by 600 pounds of dynamite, so watch the video below.
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The arena was opened 23 years ago in 1989 and housed the Orlando Magic until 2010. The team has since moved to its new home, the Amway Center.
The "O-rena" outlived its Miami counterpart, the Miami Arena, by a few years. The Heat's original home opened just a year before, in 1988. The Heat moved to the American Airline Arena in 2000, and after sitting like a big pink elephant for a few years, the Miami Arena was demolished in 2008. Of course, there's video of that here.
The old Miami Arena site sat vacant for a few years but is now a public park -- at least temporarily. Orlando has plans for the site of the O-rena: It will be used for a "creative village" to help lure high-tech jobs to the area.