The NBA has released the first half of its 2020-2021 schedule, and Orlando Magic fans can rejoice as in-person game attendance makes its return to Central Florida. As Insurance Office of America (IOA) partners, the Orlando Magic organization is committed to the health and safety of all patrons to ensure everyone can get back to enjoying live basketball experiences.
Ensuring a Safe Return
The home of the Magic, Orlando’s Amway Center, is making limited capacity tickets available to the general public on a game-by-game basis. Priority will be given to season ticket holders with tenure, followed by those with season ticket deposits.
The venue will also be implementing social distancing protocols and safety measures outlined by the NBA, CDC, and local health officials. IOA chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour and his father, IOA co-founder, John Ritenour recently negotiated their partnership renewal with the Orlando Magic. The elder Ritenour commented, “The Magic’s preseason is an exciting first step toward resuming regular sports spectatorship in The City Beautiful.”
Mark Your Calendars for Magic
The Magic’s first half of the season schedule is available through their official website, OrlandoMagic.com, but here are some highlights on what to expect for now:
- Orlando will play a total of eight home games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the first half of the season. The first half of the 2020-21 Magic schedule also features six back-to-back contests (four away/away back-to-backs and two home/home back-to-backs).
- During the first half of the regular season, Orlando will play five games in December (two home, three away), 17 games in January (eight home, nine away), 13 games in February (eight home, five away) and two games in March (two home, zero away).
- The Magic will have three separate four-game homestands – December 31-January 6 (seven days), January 24-29 (six days), and February 17-23 (seven days). Orlando has a six-game, 10-day road trip from January 13-22. They will also play four straight road games from February 9-14 (six days).
- Orlando closes the first half of the regular season at Amway Center against Atlanta on Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
Other Ways To Watch the Orlando Magic
A televised schedule will be announced at a later date, but Orlando Magic basketball games will be aired locally and exclusively on FOX Sports Florida. And, games will be simulcast on the Orlando Magic Radio Network FM 96.9 The Game. Fans can stay tuned to OrlandoMagic.com for television schedules, roster stats, news, and other information as the Magic’s 2021 season progresses.