ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 13, 2016 – The following statement can be attributed to Orlando City SC Founder and President Phil Rawlins:
“We continue to make progress on our new Downtown Stadium, and we expect to begin steel installation – a major construction milestone – later this month. At that time, we will also launch our 3D seat viewer, which will allow fans to get a first glimpse inside the stadium from their new seats.
“Unfortunately, stadium construction is taking a little longer than anticipated. Therefore, in order to provide enough time, we have taken the prudent decision to play the entire 2016 season in the Orlando Citrus Bowl, and concentrate our construction efforts on being fully prepared for opening in 2017.
“This will allow us to provide fans, community neighbors, partners and competitors a first class experience from the very first day.”
Fans can visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com/Stadium/Stream to take a peek at the progress made thus far on the future home of the Lions and the Orlando Pride National Women’s Soccer League team.