Orlando City Soccer Club’s new stadium took a further step toward completion with the purchase of land in the Parramore neighborhood. Orlando’s city council approved the sale, which will see the team’s stadium company – Orlando Soccer Stadium – pay US$18m for the plot, which comprises almost 12 acres of previously city-owned land.
According to reports in the Orlando Sentinel, the fee will be paid over the next 15 years, tying the MLS franchise to the new venue for at least a decade.
The new stadium is planned for completion ahead of the 2017 MLS season, which means the soccer team will remain in the Citrus Bowl and play the full 2016 season at the venue before moving to its new home.
January 29, 2016