As part of the Orlando Magic’s continuing commitment to the fan experience and technology, the Magic, Chase and E15 Group (the tech and analytics subsidiary of Levy Restaurants), have integrated Apple Pay into the Amway Center. (Apple Pay is a new category of service that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.) The Magic became the first team in the NBA to offer fans access to Apple Pay, which debuted in Amway Center when they hosted the Utah Jazz on Friday, December 19.
Magic CEO, Alex Martins, said:
The Magic are committed to our fans and their experience, and are continually looking for ways to innovate in order to make that experience legendary. We are thrilled to join our partners Chase and Levy Restaurants to be the first NBA team to integrate Apple Pay into its home venue and specifically the Amway Center, the most technologically advanced arena in North America.
As of December 19, 2014, the Apple Pay option will be available at several Levy concession and Magic retail locations throughout Amway Center. Additional locations will be added throughout the season. In addition, patrons who use their Chase Card with Apple Pay will also have the opportunity to receive special offers and win Magic prizes.
Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When adding a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on the device used. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code, instead of using the security code from the back of the card.
Apple Pay will work with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, upon availability. Within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.
The Magic’s commitment to the fan experience and engagement were recently enhanced through the team’s technology efforts. In addition to Apple Pay, those efforts include the announcements of its new mobile application, which is currently available for download; the launch of iBeacons technology installed throughout Amway Center to provide fans the ability to receive instant communication and updates the moment they enter the arena; and the re-launch of OrlandoMagic.com to be more responsive to mobile and tablet applications. The Magic are also the first NBA team to sign a deal with FanDuel.com in the Fantasy Sports category.
For more information on Apple Pay, visit: https://www.apple.com/apple-pay/
ABOUT THE ORLANDO MAGIC
Orlando’s NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic’s mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. The Magic have seen great success in a relatively short history, winning five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 100,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 7,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 24 years more than $18.8 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations through the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the Magic’s 2014-15 season in the Amway Center include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 9,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.