Preseason

Orlando City SC Announces Four Additional Preseason Matches, Individual Game Tickets On-Sale Feb. 9

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 30, 2016 – Orlando City SC today announced its full preseason schedule in preparation for the 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) campaign. The team also announced individual game tickets will be available for purchase on Feb. 9.

The Lions will travel to Melbourne, Fla. for a week of training the first week of February, then return to primarily train at Sylvan Lake. The squad will also participate in a number of competitive matches:

Date Team Location Tickets
Feb. 7 Eastern Florida State College   Closed door
Feb. 13 Jacksonville Armada FC (NASL) Community First Park, Jacksonville 6 p.m. Click here
Feb. 17 New York Red Bulls   Closed door
Feb. 21 Toronto FC   Closed door
Feb. 27 Brazilian side Esporte Clube Bahia Orlando Citrus Bowl, 7:30 p.m. *Included in OCSC Season Ticket Member package

As previously announced, Orlando City will face the Armada FC in Jacksonville on Feb. 13. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET. Tickets are available at here.
The friendlies against Eastern Florida State College, the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC will be closed-door scrimmages.

Lastly, City’s contest against historic Brazilian side Esporte Clube Bahia will be held at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, allowing fans to view the Lions at home in their final match prior to the season opener against Real Salt Lake on Sunday, March 6. Kickoff will take place at 7:30 p.m. ET.  This match is included in the 2016 Orlando City SC Season Ticket package.

Individual tickets for this and all 2016 Orlando City MLS home games will be available starting at 10 a.m. ET, Tuesday, Feb. 9. They can be purchased at the Orlando Citrus Bowl box office during the Lions’ open practice that evening or at www.OrlandoCitySC.com.

“We’re looking forward to playing some really competitive matches here in Central Florida as we begin gearing up for the 2016 season,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath. “Not only do we want quality training sessions during preseason, but we also want to provide real game-like scenarios for the players to continue to build on our progress at the end of last season.”

The friendly against Esporte Clube Bahia signifies the first-ever meeting between both Clubs, with the Lions previously facing Brazilian Serie A sides São Paulo FC, Fluminense, Ponte Preta and Flamengo. Founded in 1931, Bahia is one of the most storied clubs in Brazil, winning the Serie A title on two occasions.

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UPDATE: August 8, 2020 - Major League Soccer unveiled the framework of a revised schedule for the remainder of the 2020 season, with the League’s 25th season continuing in the home markets of the 26 clubs beginning August 12. At this time, MLS has announced the initial phase of the revised schedule for U.S. clubs through September 14 and plans to announce the balance of the regular season schedule by early September. More details on schedules for the Canadian teams will be announced in the near future. Attendance at matches will be determined by MLS and club leadership in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.