The night that the lights went out in Orlando (and its new arena)


Preseason games aren’t just for working out kinks on the court.

The Orlando Magic just turned on the lights and christened the new Amway Center a couple nights before, but Thursday night those lights went out. Literally.

The main house lights in the arena dimmed for player introductions — as they do in all buildings — but due to a malfunction the lights didn’t come back up for 25 minutes, delaying the start of the game.

Some players kept warming up and the Magic tried to keep the fans entertained (they even broke out the “kiss cam” early).

The game eventually started Magic went on to beat the Bobcats 86-73.