ORLANDO, Fla. – March 5, 2016 – Orlando City SC today announced a series of options for fans traveling to the Club’s Major League Soccer (MLS) season opener against Real Salt Lake at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on March 6. With an expected capacity crowd as part of the #FillTheBowlAgain campaign – everyone is encouraged to arrive early!
Fan Fest—featuring entertainment, live music, food, a beer garden, a kids’ zone and other festivities—will start at 10 a.m. along Rio Grande Avenue on the east side of the Orlando Citrus Bowl. Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET. Sunrail service is not scheduled to run on Sunday.
LYNX LYMMO – Increased Downtown Service:
Estimated to run on 5-minute increments, there will be continuous service on both the Grapefruit and Orange LYMMO lines circulating throughout downtown starting at 10 a.m. with opportunity to transfer to Citrus Bowl connection services. This will provide fans with a convenient opportunity to get to the stadium from a variety of locations across downtown Orlando (including Church Street). A complete transportation map can be found here.
LYNX ‘Citrus Bowl Connection’ Service Between Downtown & Citrus Bowl:
In addition, LYNX and Orlando Venues will provide free continuous bus service between downtown and the Orlando Citrus Bowl. More than 40 buses will be continuously running in a loop post-game to ensure fans a smooth exit from the stadium to various downtown locations. Exact route and pick-up/drop-off locations can be found here.
Citrus Bowl: Fans can pre-purchase Citrus Bowl parking via TicketMaster here. Space will be limited and sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. We strongly recommend you purchase parking permits in advance as the on-site parking lots will likely sell out quickly. All reserved on-site lots open at 10:00 AM on game day.
Downtown Garages: Take advantage of the free shuttle to and from the game. There are three shuttle pickup locations all convenient to I-4 and the 408. Parking ranges from $10-$15 in downtown lots and garages.
Shuttles begin at 10:00 AM until 1 hour after the game.
Site 1 – Orange Lot on Central (ADA parking available)
Site 2 – Hughey & Pine (In front of OPD building)
Site 3 – South & Hughey
Prepaid Tolls Post-Game:
To help ease fans’ exit from the Citrus Bowl following the match, Orlando City has partnered with the Central Florida Expressway Authority to prepay tolls for vehicles leaving Citrus Bowl parking lots post-match and entering State Road 408 at the Orange Blossom Trail ramp.
Limited tickets are available at www.OrlandoCitySC.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY. The match will be broadcast live in English on TV27 and on Real Radio 104.1 FM, and will be transmitted in Spanish on La Grande 1030 AM.