On February 17, the Magic narrowed their choices down to Bay Lake, Jacksonville, Lakeland and Kissimmee. On June 30, the Magic named Kissimmee and Lakeland as the two finalists. Finally, although the Magic had promised that the team would not be a relocation of the BayHawks, on December 14, it was announced that the Magic had purchased the BayHawks and would be moving them to the Lakeland Center for the 2017–18 season, with a practice facility to be built in nearby Winter Haven. However, the BayHawks organization will continue operating for at least the next two seasons under Atlanta Hawks' new G-League franchise. On April 12, 2017 it was announced that the team would be named the Lakeland Magic.