WINTER HAVEN CHAIN OF LAKES FIELDHOUSE TO BECOME ADVENTHEALTH FIELDHOUSE
City of Winter Haven and the Lakeland Magic announce AdventHealth as official naming rights partner of the multipurpose facility.
City of Winter Haven and the Lakeland Magic have announced a multi-year agreement with AdventHealth to become the naming rights partner of the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes Fieldhouse. Through the partnership, the new 83,300 square foot facility will become the AdventHealth Fieldhouse.
“The momentum leading up to the opening of this iconic facility is creating great excitement in Winter Haven. The AdventHealth Fieldhouse and Conference Center benefits many different entities including our residents, our visitors and our business community. The City’s partnership with AdventHealth and the Lakeland Magic creates a combination for unlimited success. It’s a win for everyone involved.” said Winter Haven Mayor Brad Dantzler.
The AdventHealth Fieldhouse will serve as the practice facility for the Lakeland Magic, NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic, and will host Lakeland Magic home practices and several team related events.
AdventHealth has been a partner of the Magic organization for 30 years. The goal for both the Magic and AdventHealth is to help high-level NBA athletes, youth sports players and weekend-warrior types become healthier and more well-rounded and efficient performers. The two continue to work together to develop a world-class sports performance and medical model, creating the best course of action, optimizing performance and translating those learnings to the broader community.
"We are thrilled to broaden our longstanding partnership with AdventHealth," said Lakeland Magic Managing Partner and Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. "The AdventHealth Fieldhouse furthers our shared commitment to health and wellness for our athletes and fans; building healthier, more active and engaged communities across all of Central Florida."
With a prime location along U.S. Route 17 and Cypress Gardens Boulevard, the fieldhouse will serve as a primary gateway to the city and operate as a regional destination for hosting major events right here in Polk County. The multi-use gymnasium space with second-floor observation area is the perfect facility for large sports competitions (basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, cheerleading, etc.) and other similar convention-related events. Polk County Sports Marketing will bring over 40 events per year to the AdventHealth Fieldhouse beginning in December.
After acquiring two hospitals in Polk County earlier this year, AdventHealth was an ideal fit to become the naming rights partner of the area’s largest multi-use facility.
“Our commitment to whole person care - body, mind and spirit - extends beyond the walls of our hospitals and into the communities we serve,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. “With AdventHealth Heart of Florida and AdventHealth Lake Wales joining our family earlier this year, meeting the needs of our growing footprint in Polk County and partnering with the Magic on the Fieldhouse is a natural extension of that commitment. It’s always exciting to find new ways to work together and encourage healthy lifestyles across our region.”
The official grand opening of the AdventHealth Fieldhouse is scheduled for Saturday, January 4, 2020.
Founded in 1908 by pioneering Seventh-day Adventists who believed in whole-person health — healing the body, mind and spirit — AdventHealth has grown into one of the largest nonprofit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year in metro Orlando alone. AdventHealth operates nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care centers in nearly a dozen states, making it one of the largest faith-based health-care systems in the United States. AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division encompasses 19 hospitals in the counties in and surrounding metro Orlando: Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia and Flagler. The Central Florida Division’s care network also includes more than 30 CentraCare urgent-care centers; dozens of sports-rehab and imaging centers; and hundreds of physicians, ranging from primary care to a full spectrum of specialties. AdventHealth Orlando, the division’s flagship campus, serves both as a community hospital and as a major tertiary referral hospital for the region, much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America. AdventHealth Orlando is a designated statutory teaching hospital and trains physicians from around the world on the newest technology and procedures. The system provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neuroscience, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs. The AdventHealth Research Institute has more than 250 investigators and more than 500 clinical trials in progress. AdventHealth Orlando is also home to the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes and the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement.
ABOUT THE CITY OF WINTER HAVEN
More than 44,800 residents of Winter Haven take advantage of its year-round recreation, climate, and central location. Known as the Chain of Lakes City, the community stretches over 40 square miles, much of which takes the form of sparkling, fun-filled lakes. With 50 lakes inside the City limits, 24 of which are connected by a canal system; 22 boat ramps; 14 public docks and 30 waterfront parks, there is a multitude of opportunities on this Inland Coast for both residents and visitors. The vibrant Downtown Winter Haven recently received the Great Place People’s Choice Award, from the American Planning Association. More than 175 popular special events are offered annually, many of which are staged in the downtown Central Park District. The historic Ritz Theatre located in the downtown hosts live theatre productions by the award-winning Theatre Winter Haven. Gram Parsons’ Derry Down, an authentic Americana historic music venue in downtown Winter Haven, offers a stage for musicians, young and old, to gather and share their talents, attracting music lovers from hundreds of miles around. LEGOLAND Florida is the newest theme park in Winter Haven located just a few blocks east of the downtown core. Winter Havens authentic Florida lifestyle is enhanced by its classic small town feel with an understated cool vibe. Winter Haven has a thriving and diverse business community with a foundation in small business, but with numerous larger institutions. Winter Haven, Florida continues to experience steady and controlled growth as it transforms into a distinctively unique City, embracing the values and needs of its residents. It sets its sights on attracting millennial families, professionals, and those young at heart looking for a vibrant, growing and energetic community.
ABOUT THE LAKELAND MAGIC
The Lakeland Magic, based in Lakeland, Fla., are the NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic. One of 28 teams in the NBA G League, the Magic completed the 2018-19 season with a 32-18 record, advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Lakeland Magic schedule consists of 50 regular-season games, with 24 home games at the RP Funding Center, plus a postseason. Season tickets, flex plans and single-game tickets for the 2019-20 season are available by calling 863.825.3258 or visiting lakelandmagic.com. Stay up to date on all things Lakeland Magic by following @lakelandmagic on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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