Spectra Stadium

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 6, 2016) – Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the provider of Venue Management for CFE Arena in Orlando, expanded its businesses in Florida with the opportunity to provide Food Services & Hospitality to the emerging Orlando City Soccer Club Stadium set for completion in 2017.

Spectra will provide customized food and beverage concepts for the stadium, incorporating the diverse style and local flavor in Orlando for fans of the Club’s Orlando City team in Major League Soccer (MLS) and Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

“We know that Orlando is a popular market for soccer and this new stadium will draw a broad fan base,” said Spectra’s Division Senior Vice President, Doug Drewes. “We are ready to exceed these fans’ expectations when it comes to fresh food and a memorable game-day experience.”

The new stadium will sit within walking distance of the downtown bar district, an ideal location for the growing sport of soccer in the City Beautiful with a vibrant, young and diverse residential community—as seen by the changes of the original design. The Club’s leadership increased the size of the stadium from 19,500 seats to 25,500 to accommodate the overwhelming fan support. It will be equipped with special canopy to enhance crowd noise and provide shelter from the Florida elements and will possess an expansive fan plaza spanning 10,000 square feet.

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor has over 300 clients at more than 400 global properties. Spectra provides Food Services & Hospitality at Major League Soccer stadiums, National Football League stadiums, Major League Baseball parks, as well as other sports stadiums, arenas, convention centers, casinos, fairgrounds and cultural attractions.

“This is a great step for us reflecting the great progress we are making with overall construction and development with the new stadium,” said Orlando City SC’s VP of Corporate Partnerships Rob Parker. “Partnering with a professional and creative hospitality and food service organization will be a key step in offering our fans, partners, vendors and overall Club with positive experiences in our new home.”

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor has significant presence throughout the state of Florida. Spectra is the preferred Venue Manager for Florida college facilities including CFE Arena, BankUnited Center, USF Sundome and The Venue at UCF. Spectra’s Food Services & Hospitality division operates at nearby Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and The Lakeland Center. Beyond the Orlando area, Spectra provides services to 19 additional venues in the state of Florida such as Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, the Donald L. Tucker Center at Florida State University and the Palm Beach County Convention Center.