Orlando Magic open 2016-17 season Oct. 26 at home vs. Miami Heat

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Basketball Association released its 2016-17 schedule Thursday and announced the Orlando Magic will open their season on Wednesday, October 26 at the Amway Center vs. Miami. Game time is 7 p.m. 

Orlando Magic season tickets, partial plans, group and single-game Amway Center suite rental opportunities are on sale now.  Ticket highlights for the Magic’s 2016-17 season in the Amway Center, honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 9,000 seats priced $50 or under. Single-game tickets for all regular season games will go on sale on Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m.  For ticket information, log on to OrlandoMagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.

Orlando opens training camp on September 27 at the Amway Center. The Magic’s complete schedule is available through their official website, OrlandoMagic.com, while the entire NBA schedule can be found at NBA.com

All local telecasts of Orlando Magic basketball will be available in high definition on FOX Sports Florida.

Each NBA team will play an 82-game regular season: 41 home and 41 away. The Magic will play 52 games vs. the Eastern Conference (18 games vs. the Atlantic Division, 18 games vs. the Central Division and 16 games vs. the Southeast Division) and 30 games against the Western Conference (ten games each vs. the Northwest Division, the Southwest Division and the Pacific Division).

Orlando will play a total of 18 home games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this season.  The 2016-17 Magic schedule also features 15 back-to-back contests (30 games played on consecutive nights; eight away/away back-to-backs, one home/away back-to-backs and six away/home back-to-backs). 

The Magic will play three games in October (one home, two away), 15 games in November (nine home, six away), 16 games in December (eight home, eight away), 16 games in January (five home, 11 away), 10 games in February (six home, four away), 16 games in March (nine home, seven away) and six games in April (three home, three away).

The Magic will enjoy a season-long four-game homestand from February 23-March 3.  They will also be home on February 15 before the NBA All-Star break prior to that stretch.  Orlando faces a season-long six-game road trip from January 8-18 (six games in 11 days) and a five-game road trip from November 29-December 6 (four games in eight days).

Orlando closes the regular season at Amway Center on Wednesday, April 12 vs. Detroit at 8 p.m. The 2016-17 schedule breakdown is below.

GAMES BY MONTH          
  Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.
Overall 3 15 16 16 10 16 6
Home 1 9 8 5 6 9 3
Away 2 6 8 11 4 7 3
               
GAMES BY DAY            
  Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Overall 13 8 17 7 17 11 9
Home 3 1 15 4 9 6 3
Away 10 7 2 3 8 5 6
               
BACK-TO-BACKS          
Total:   15 (30 games played on consecutive days)    
Away-to-Away: 8          
Away-to-Home: 6          
Home-to-Away: 1