In April 2013, the City of Orlando purchased downtown land for $8.2 million to be used toward the construction of a $110 million MLS soccer stadium. Orlando City's new downtown soccer stadium will be open for the first game of the 2016 MLS season.
The site is two blocks from the Amway Center and was designed with North America's only safe-standing supporter section and a low slanted roofline to amplify crowd noise.
The stadium will seat 19,500 and also feature an expansive fan plaza and all natural grass playing surface.
LOCATION: Church Street, Orlando
OWNER: City of Orlando
DEVELOPER: Orlando City Soccer Club
START DATE: 2015
END DATE: 2016
PROJECT BUDGET: $85 million
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Populous, Barton Malow, Icon Venue Group
DESCRIPTION: 19,500-seat soccer stadium and home of MLS Orlando City Soccer Lions