Here’s a look at Orlando City Soccer’s new stadium
Here it is, soccer fans: Orlando’s new Major League Soccer stadium.
Orlando City Soccer revealed the image to hordes of fans and media at The Abbey in downtown Orlando, which may have been where that loud cheering sound you heard originated.
As expected, the stadium comes with the normal soccer stadium feature of overhanging canopies that help increase fans noise and creates that whole rabid fan base feeling — something Major League Soccer encourages.
The stadium has a total capacity for 19,500 fans, but there’s already infrastructure ready for more expansion. In addition, the stadium has 38 suites with indoor and outdoor seating on the west end and also features a 75-100 person terrace for rental.
“This is yet another great step in our journey to Major League Soccer,” said Orlando City President Phil Rawlins. “We are developing a venue that will make soccer fans proud. We set out not just to build a stadium, but to push the envelope on design ideas and concepts. We took some of the best ideas from around the world and incorporated them into a venue which reflects our home in Florida.”
Other fun facts:
Full 360-degree lower bowl is built below ground level with a unique three-stand seating upper bowl
The large lion statue will rotate so the lion can watch the team play and toward
Church Street during non-event times. Full roof canopies that cover all seats to the front row on the east, west & north ends that are designed to enhance and amplify the crowd noise, as well as protect fans from the sun and rain.
See the YouTube video for more on the new stadium: http://bit.ly/TGiuqs.