While patient Orlando Magic fans have waited almost 15 years since the last time the team was in the NBA Finals, not all of them will be able to see the team live when games shift to Amway Arena in the city.
Because the arena doesn’t have a press box, the team is forced to reclaim hundreds of seats that will go to members of the press who are covering the championship. About 200 countries are sending press representatives to cover the finals between the Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers.
WESH-TV in Orlando reported on the issue; click on the image below to view the video.
Games 3 and 4, and 5 if necessary, are scheduled to be played in Orlando, and the arena is already among the smaller for NBA games, seating a total of just over 17,500.
According to WESH-TV, large portions of sections 118, 205, 206, 207 will be taken up by the media, but the exact number of seats required is not yet known. Team officials said the season ticket holders who are affected by the move were warned of this at the time they bought their tickets.