Staff Trip Social Special

Social Special: Lions Front Office Takes Chicago By Storm

Sell out the Orlando Citrus Bowl on March 8th, sell 14,000 season tickets and meet certain sponsorship goals. This was the challenge Orlando City SC President and Founder Phil Rawlins made to the team's front office at the beginning of the season. The Reward? An all-expenses paid trip to Chicago to watch the Lions take on the Fire. The staff promptly delivered and this past weekend, so did Phil.

The Orlando City front office headed to Chicago 70 strong this past Friday.

 

 

 

 

Watch out Ferris, it's our day off! #LionsInChicago #FlyMCO #LifeInPurple #OrlandoCity #Orlando

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#flymco #lionsinchicago BOARDED with @a_bloom9 @cveedubs CHICAGO BOUND!

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Don't get caught sleeping on the plane with 70 of your friends around.

We arrived in a rainy Chicago, so naturally everyone took to social media.

 

 

#LionsInChicago .. or is this Orlando? Rain and lightning

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Rainy Chicago. #lionsinchicago

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Stuck in rush hour traffic, the two Orlando City buses exchanged dueling photos.

 

 

Keep it Konsistent. #DoTheKaka #2ndBus #LionsInChicago

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Next up, an open bar and a night out on the town.

 

Orlando takes Chi Town #allsmiles #lionsinchicago #earnedit

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#lionsinchicago #purplepride #bffs #lionspride #lionsprideinchicago @prawlinsocsc @niksantz

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#lionsinchicago #lionsatabar #lionsinchicagodrinkingatabar

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Taking in the sites!! #LionsinChicago #chitown #trumptower #urfired

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Before the match on Saturday, the staff split up to explore the city

 

 

Nailed it. Turning Chicago purple. #LionsInChicago @orlandocitysc

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Whoever got here before us... really solid work #LionsInChicago #NotAJolly

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Beautiful day for baseball in Chicago. Check Wrigley off the bucket list. #lionsinchicago #Cubs

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#LionsInChicago #TheFriendlyConfines Historic Wrigley Field

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#lionsinchicago #ocscmagnet

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Took a moment to be tourist #lionsinchicago

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Under da bean with the squad @eallsopp00 @stuartdrew @markthorphotos @markthorphotos @rafacabrera11 #lionsinchicago

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#LionsInChicago

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Best part of the trip so far, meeting Mr. #vanGogh! #LionsInChicago #OrlandoCity #soccer #photographer

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If you didn't get a selfie, it didn't happen #LionsInChicago #NotAJolly

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The staff then headed to dinner before grabbing a bus to the match.

 

 

FO on the march!!!! #PurpleArmy #LionsInChicago #DefyExpectations Thanks @prawlinsocsc for the snap!

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Chicago fun with the colleagues!  #LionsInChicago

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Hey Chicago, we hereee! #CHIvORL #LionsInChicago

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Game time!!! Go City!!!! #LionsinChicago #vamosorlando #makeitcount

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When Orlando City beats Chicago Fire you have a happy CEO and front office staff. #LionsInChicago #makeitcount

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Hey Orlando, we're coming home with 3 points. #LionsInChicago

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The three points were the perfect ending to the trip. The staff jumped on a plane early Sunday morning to head back to Orlando.

 

#lionsleavingchicago #lionsinchicago

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Back to Orlando! #lionsinchicago memorable weekend @orlandocitysc

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Goodbye #Chicago, it's been fun! #3pts #LionsInChicago #OrlandoCity #soccer #photographer

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UPDATE: June 10, 2020 - Major League Soccer announced it will restart the 2020 season with all 26 MLS clubs competing in the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning July 8. Upon completion of the tournament, MLS plans to continue its regular season with a revised schedule in home markets. The revised schedule may see certain matches from the original 2020 MLS regular season schedule being cancelled or rescheduled. The final number of matches and the schedule for the remainder of the 2020 MLS regular season and related ticket policies will be announced in the coming weeks.