Tag: Amway Center

Amway Center Sticks With Levy

A fan uses a VenueNext kiosk at an Amway Center concessions stand. (Courtesy Amway Center) Concessionaire will put $5M into upgrades as part of 10-year deal Amway Center has signed a 10-year extension with Levy, the arena’s concessionaire. As part of the deal, Levy is investing $5 million to upgrade food service to include VenueNext, a new mobile point-of-sale system, said Allen Johnson, chief venues officer for the city of Orlando. Levy has run the food at Amway Center since the NBA facility opened in 2010. The deal covers Camping World Stadium as well, home of two college football bowl games and the Florida Classic, a matchup between historically Black college teams, among other events.  The new point-of-sale system, which cost $500,000, takes both buildings one step further to becoming cashless as officials prepare to re-open after the pandemic shut down live entertainment. VenueNext won a competitive bid process and […]

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Florida: The Circuit

The heat was palpable for the 2018 Electric Daisy Carnival at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. (Calder Wilson / Insomniac Events) Sweet spots in the Sunshine State during a big year at the gate Amalie Arena, Tampa Kevin Preast, senior vice president of entertainment marketing How did you do last year? Great. It was one of our best years ever since opening the venue. We had a really diverse mix of events that were well attended. We were slightly down from 2018 — but that was our best year on record.  Big shows Smashing Pumpkins, Panic at the Disco!, Def Leppard, Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, Barry Manilow, Winter Jam, Fleetwood Mac and Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal.” Changes We installed a new taco stand, we added to our Corona Cantina and we’re getting ready to revamp our concessions (with concessionaire Delaware North) and open up the concourse to incorporate […]

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