ORLANDO, Fla. (April 12, 2016) – The start of professional women’s soccer in Central Florida begins on Sunday, April 23, when Orlando Pride takes the pitch against the Houston Dash at 7:30 p.m.
In true Club fashion, Orlando Pride invites fans to a series of #FilledWithPride events to celebrate the milestone for the City of Orlando and mobilize supporters to join the expansion side, when the National Women’s Soccer League’s 10th club debuts at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.
“This is an incredible moment for us,” Orlando City SC Founder and President Phil Rawlins said. “A lot of hard work has taken place to get us where we are, and we couldn’t be prouder of the team we have in place today to launch the season. From Tom Sermanni and the players, to our Front Office staff, we encourage our supporters to join the Pride and make it another incredible season debut at the Citrus Bowl.”
Earlier this month, the Club launched #FilledWithPride, an initiative to break the NWSL attendance record of 21,144 at the home-opening match against Carli Lloyd and the Dash.
#FilledWithPride events are available below. For more details on the events, please visit orlando-pride.com/fwp.
Magnet Monday - Monday, April 18 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Winter Park Village (440 N Orlando Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789)
Fans are encouraged to stop by Publix in Winter Park to grab one of the highly coveted Pride magnets and sign the #FilledWithPride banner.
Open Practice - Wednesday, April 20 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Orlando Citrus Bowl
First chance to see Orlando Pride at the Citrus Bowl before the home opener. Admission and parking are free, but pre-registration is required for those without Orlando Pride season tickets.
PLUS: Orlando Pride season ticket members get to participate in an exclusive post training autograph signing session. Simply bring your Orlando Pride season ticket card to get your field access pass at the gate. No pre-registration required. Ticket members with questions, please call your guest experience representative.
Mini-Pitch Dedication - Thursday, April 21 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Dr. I Sylvester Hankins Park, 1340 Lake Park Ct., Orlando 32805
Orlando City Foundation opens its third mini-pitch at Dr. I Sylvester Hankins Park in downtown Orlando. Fans are welcome to attend this free event to witness first-hand the great work the Orlando City Foundation does in the community.
Orlando Pride Movie Night - Friday, April 22 6p.m. - 10p.m.
Location: Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park
Join us at Lake Eola Park for a community movie night with the Orlando Pride as we will show the soccer classic Bend It Like Beckham (PG-13) at the Walt Disney Amphitheater. The event will include the movie, player appearances, food trucks, tailgate games, Orlando Pride merchandise and more.
General admission is free, however you can register below to obtain a ticket.
VIP admission - $35 (Limited to 200 people)
- Access to a VIP reception, with player meet and greet opportunities, from 6-7 pm
- Preferred seating during the movie
- An Orlando Pride pennant
- Ticket to the Orlando Pride vs. Houston Dash game on April 23, including access to the East Club premium space during the game
Scarf the City with Pride - Friday, April 22
Location: Across Central Florida
Shh, it’s a secret… for now. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more hints at what is coming. It will be BIG!