Orlando to Demolish Citrus Bowl and the Public is Invited to Watch on January 29, 2014

Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium

On January 29, the city of Orlando will begin tearing down the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium to build a new and better stadium, and they’re inviting the public to watch.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Florida Citrus Sports invite you to a celebration to mark the beginning of the venue’s reconstruction.

It starts at 10am, and due to this being an active construction site, all guests should wear long pants and closed-toed shoes.

To RSVP and more information, visit cityoforlando.net.

The new stadium will feature an expanded main concourse, new seating, suites, LED video displays and a 10,000 square foot party deck.

Orlando City Soccer Club Wins Championship in Front of Record Crowds

Orlando City Soccer ClubCongratulations to Orlando City Soccer Club, who won the USL Pro championship game against the Charlotte Eagles at the Florida Citrus Bowl last night.

A record turnout of 20,886 watched the team beat the Eagles 7-4. Orlando City games usually average a crowd of about 8,000.

Saturday’s attendance shattered the club’s former mark of 11,220 set in the 2011 USL PRO Championship Game.

This definitely bodes well for those who are hoping to bring a major league soccer team to Orlando, as well as those pushing for a new soccer stadium.

Orlando Calling Music Fest to Rock Citrus Bowl in November 2011

I’ve always told my friends that I thought Orlando was a place that needed a huge rock festival.

Oh, sure, we have the Florida Music Festival, which is great for checking out a bunch of indie and local musicians. And we do get traveling shows like the Warped Tour that roll on through.

But we’ve never really had an event on par with Coachella or Lollapalooza…until now.

In a press conference today, July 21, 2011, Melvin Benn, CEO of Festival Republic, stood with Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer and announced Orlando Calling, a two-day music festival to be held on the grounds of the Florida Citrus Bowl.

You may never have heard of Festival Republic, but they’re no fly-by-night company. As the company behind the hugely successful European festivals like Glastonbury and Reading in the UK, they have the experience and connections to make this happen.

Orlando Calling will be held over the weekend of November 12 & 13, 2011. It will feature four stages each day of big name talent like The Killers, The Raconteurs, Pixies, The Roots, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Kid Rock, Blake Shelton and more. The full listing (as of now) can be seen in the poster to the right.

Tickets are rather reasonable for this fest. If you buy prior to September 01, 2011, regular tickets are $80 per day or $145 per weekend pass. VIP tickets, which include the admission plus a VIP area, unlimited beverages and more, start at $165 per day or $285 for the weekend. After September 01, the prices go up about $20 per ticket option.

For more information on the fest, visit the website at OrlandoCalling.com.

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