Effective immediately, the stadium formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl, will be known as 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.
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.
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.
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.
Nichols has had many hits, including “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and his current single, “Freaks Like Me.”
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.
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.
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.
Orlando 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.
We’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:
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.
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.
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.