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, will be integrating Apple Pay into the Amway Center, a new category of service that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. The Magic becomes the first team in the NBA to offer fans access to Apple Pay, which will debut in Amway Center when the Magic host the Utah Jazz on Friday, December 19.
“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,” said Magic CEO Alex Martins. “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.”
Beginning on Dec. 19, 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.
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; the implementation of Google Glass technology to further enhance the fan experience; 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.