Fans Story

“Best Fans in the League” Break Expansion Attendance Record

Orlando City Soccer Club supporters continued to defy expectations in the Lions’ victory against NYCFC as 43,179 fans packed the Orlando Citrus Bowl to do their part in cheering OCSC to victory. Friday night’s crowd brought Orlando City’s average attendance up to 32,847, which is a Major League Soccer record for an expansion team. The turnout was also the second largest for an Orlando City game this season.

“We have the best fans in the league,” asserted Lions’ Head Coach Adrian Heath. “For us to have this support after one year in MLS is incredible.” The supporter presence tonight was at its best when the Lions needed it the most. In a must win match for Orlando City, the jam-packed Citrus Bowl was at full decibel for the length of the game.

“They’re amazing,” exclaimed Lions’ left-back, Luke Boden. “Every game – win, lose or draw – they are fantastic. As usual, they came out in numbers and really pushed us toward the finish line tonight.”

After twenty electrifying matches in the Orlando Citrus Bowl this season, the success of Orlando City’s fan base has been like none other. Throughout the regular MLS season, City amassed more than half-a-million fans from every state in the country and over 50 countries. The extraordinary support been a major factor in Orlando City’s success.

Topics: 

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.