Orlando Citrus Bowl Gets New Name: Camping World Stadium

Effective immediately, the stadium formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl, will be known as Camping World Stadium.

Camping World Stadium

This is thanks to a new, long-term exclusive agreement with the brand as the stadium’s new naming rights partner for the next ten years. This will help the stadium operate, as well as attract new events.

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Orlando Pride Hosts #FilledWithPride Kickoff Week Starting April 18

Orlando Pride, Central Florida’s first female professional soccer team, kicks off their inaugural season on April 23 against the Houston Dash.

Orlando Pride

In their bid to play to a sold-out stadium, the team is hosting a week of #FilledWithPride events prior to the first game.

Here is the schedule of events:

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Guns N’ Roses to Play Orlando on Historic Summer 2016 Stadium Tour #GnFnR

After months of rumors and speculation, Guns N’ Roses have announced a summer stadium tour that will include one Florida stop at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on July 29.

Guns N' Roses logo

The Not In This Lifetime tour will feature founder and vocalist Axl Rose, along with former original members guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan.

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WWE WrestleMania Returns to Orlando in 2017

This morning it was announced that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will present WrestleMania 33 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on April 2, 2017.

WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon

This will mark the second time the WWE has held the event in Orlando. The Citrus Bowl was also the site of WrestleMania XXIV (24) in 2008, where Big Show famously fought boxer Floyd Mayweather.

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Monster Jam Returns to Central Florida for Shows in Orlando and Tampa in January 2016

There’s nothing like the roar of monster trucks at the Citrus Bowl to announce a new year has begun in Orlando, and 2016 will be no different when Monster Jam returns Saturday, January 23.

Monster Jam Grave Digger

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

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Orlando Announced as Official Host City for Copa America Centenario 2016

Soccer fans get ready for next summer when Orlando acts as an official host city for the Copa America Centenario 2016 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.

Copa America Centenario 2016 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl

Set to be held in venues across the United States from June 3-26, the 2016 edition signifies the 100-year anniversary of the highly popular South American tournament.

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Joe Nichols to Perform at the Inaugural AutoNation Cure Bowl Tailgate Party

On December 19th, AutoNation will sponsor the first AutoNation Cure Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, and they’ve announced award-winning country artist Joe Nichols will headline the event’s Tailgate Party and Concert.

AutoNation Cure Bowl feat Joe Nichols concert

Nichols has had many hits, including “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and his current single, “Freaks Like Me.”

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2016 FSU Spring Football Game Coming To Orlando’s Citrus Bowl April 9

Florida State Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox announced the Seminoles will play the 2016 annual spring football game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Saturday, April 9.

2016 FSU Spring Football Game

The spring game will be a ticketed event with general admission seats selling for $5.00 each beginning November 1. Limited suite and lounge seating will be available for purchase through Seminole Boosters only on that date as well.

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Mexican National Soccer Team to take on Costa Rica on June 27 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl

Soccer fans get ready! It was announced today that Orlando will host an international soccer game between the Mexican and Costa Rican national teams at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.

Mexican and Costa Rican national teams at the Orlando Citrus BowlOrlando City SC and Mexico’s Soccer United Marketing will host the game, in partnership with Orlando Venues, Florida Citrus Sports and Central Florida Sports Commission.

The match will take place on June 27, at 6pm, and will be crucial for both squads as they make final preparations ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup – the bi-annual continental championship to be played across North America in July. Capturing the Gold Cup would give the winner a chance to face the United States in a play-in game to qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Parking Information for Sold-Out Monster Jam 2015 at Orlando Citrus Bowl

Monster Jam Grave DiggerWe’ve received word this afternoon that Monster Jam 2015 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl is sold out for Saturday, Janauary 24. As such, the OCB has asked us to pass on some parking information for those holding tickets.

So if you are one of the 60,000 who will be in attendance at Monster Jam 2015, here’s what you need to know:

STADIUM PARKING:
Cost is $20 per vehicle in Lot #9 (entrance on S. Nashville Ave). If you have an iPhone, you can prepay for parking via the StadiumPark app in the Apple App store. Sorry Android users – you have to bring cash to pay for parking.

SHUTTLE TO OTHER PARKING AREAS:
Cost is $10 per vehicle to park; shuttle is free. Shuttle service starts at 1pm and ends 2 hours after the event finishes.

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Out and About: Oh the Carnage at Monster Jam in Tampa; Tickets Available for Orlando January 24

Monster Jam Tampa January 17, 2015

Monster Jam will be in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl this weekend, but this past weekend, we had the opportunity to see Monster Jam in Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, and it was quite the spectacle.

We got there early for the pit pass party, where you could meet the drivers, but there were so many people waiting in line that the kids decided they just wanted to play before the show started.

Monster Jam Tampa January 17, 2015
The qualifying races at Monster Jam Tampa January 17, 2015

Gates opened at 5pm, and we were lucky to have received club seats to review the show. This meant we had a lounge area to relax in before the event started, as well as access to The Club Grill, where we grabbed a bite to eat. It was expensive, but at least the burger came with a toppings bar with items like chili, bacon, and liquid cheese.

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