Hundreds of basketball players and fans will pour into Orlando from all over the US this coming weekend for the NBA All-Star game on Feb 26! Fan favorites Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Paul will be just a few of the brilliant athletes present. Celebrities like rapper J-Cole, Grammy award winner Ne-Yo, and Vinny Guadagnino from ‘Jersey Shore’ will make an appearance for the all-star celebrity game on Friday night. And avid Lakers and Kobe Bryant fans will no doubt travel across the country for the highly anticipated weekend. Amongst the crowd of talented, famous, and passionate will be NanaWall, present in the luxury suites of Orlando’s home stadium. This year’s NBA all-star events will be held at the Amway Center, home to the Orlando Magic and home to approximately 100 NanaWall panels. The modern glass and steel sports venue opened less than two years ago, in fall of 2010. The architect selected NanaWall folding systems for the stadium’s luxury suites and banquet center, as flexible partitions. They installed both the SL45 aluminum folding system and the SL25 all-glass system in the 875,000-square-foot facility. The SL25 all-glass system has no vertical stiles for uninterrupted views of action on the court. Since the stadium is also used for concerts, corporate functions, and special events, large opening glass walls allow for a more dynamic entertaining space.
Stadium: Amway Center – Orlando Magic Architect: Populous - new construction, $380 million eight-level facility - earned LEED Gold certification - ESPN magazine voted one of the top five sports venues - 60 private luxury suites on two levels - six banquet rooms and 31,000 sq ft exhibit space