Orlando City Lions Soccer Team Readies for Next Year’s Grand Opening
Every soccer fan in Orlando and beyond is anxiously waiting for the inauguration of the city’s newest Major League Soccer stadium, to be built near Downtown Orlando
It has been more than two years since the Orlando City Soccer Club was founded and during this time the team has been playing at the Citrus Bowl—a stadium known for hosting some games during the 1994 World Cup. However, the facilities at their current stadium have been limited and required accommodating to the needs of fans who want to live out their soccer match experience with access to amenities aligned with the current times. And so, the Orlando City Stadium idea was born and construction is now well under way with an expected completion in early 2017.
Orlando is a major tourism hub in the world, but the city has been wanting to diversify its offerings by promoting sports, festivals and other organized events. Given the large population of soccer fans in Orlando, the opportunity to bring an MLS team to the Central Florida region is synonymous with financial benefits to lodging venues, restaurants and even the theme parks since visiting fans would probably stay for several days to enjoy more of what Orlando has to offer.
The new Orlando City Stadium will have a total of 290,000 square feet of pure soccer fun, which will feature on-site bars, restaurants and other soccer-themed family entertainment. Vista Cay Resort by Millenium has been welcoming soccer fans since the inaugural Orlando City Lions game in March 2015. Our resort is located 15 minutes south of the Citrus Bowl and the site of the new Orlando City Stadium—and we are also located within 10 minutes of Universal Studios and 5 minutes from SeaWorld Orlando. So the next time you are planning to attend an Orlando City Lions soccer match, be sure to book your stay with us!