Orlando will move to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
[USL PRO] USL PRO champion Orlando City will play its 2014 home games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in what it hopes will be moves to three stadiums in
three years revolving around a move to MLS.
The complex will serve as a one-year temporary home during renovations of the Florida Citrus Bowl, where Orlando City has played in its first
three seasons, leading the league in attendance. Additional stadium seating is planned to surround all four sides of the soccer field at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to increase the capacity to
Tickets for the 2014 season will go on sale immediately. Season-ticket holders for 2014 receive first choice of seats for the 2015 season, which Orlando City expects
to be its inaugural season in MLS.
Some of the same funding source for some of the $200 million in renovations to the Florida Citrus Bowl will go toward funding the downtown soccer
stadium Orlando City has proposed as part of its MLS expansion bid.
“We hope our fans are as thrilled as we are to call ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex our home field for the 2014
season,” said Orlando City president Phil Rawlins. “With professional sporting event experience, premier soccer fields and world-class amenities,
this facility will enable us to play all of our home games in one location and in a venue where our fans will be closer to our players than ever before. We look forward to next year’s
possibilities before hopefully heading into MLS for the 2015 season.”
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is the home of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, Atlanta Braves spring training,
the Tampa Bay Bucs training camp, the NBA Pre-Draft Camp and Tampa Bay Rays regular-season games, among other events.
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