The new Orlando City crest is part of the club's transition to Major League Soccer. Here's a look at the meaning behind the logo. The design process involved a search of dozens of local agencies before finally settling on a local designer who was already part of the Orlando City family - a season ticket holder! The aim was to create a symbol that was simple, elegant and would be instantly recognizable on the global stage.
Purple is more than a color, it defines us and makes us unique in the North American soccer landscape.
The three sided shield is retained as a link to our USL PRO crest, with the shape updated to make it more imposing and modern.
The lion is strong, proud, stoic, the King of the jungle who never shies away from an opponent. The lion gives the club our nickname “The Lions” and retains the history and tradition of soccer in Central Florida. A subtle crown on the Lion's head represents the clubs dominant reign in the USL PRO.
Florida is the Sunshine State, and Orlando City aims to be Florida’s team. The 21 flares represent Orlando becoming the 21st team in MLS.
The club's name, Orlando City sits proudly underneath the Lion in a new updated font.
The new crest pays homage to the USL PRO crest and our roots while evolving into a more modern and elegant symbol.