- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On November 6, 2013
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- Features, MLS Expansion, Orlando Expansion
Major League Soccer will expand back to Florida, that much we’ve known for ages now but it will be come official on November 19.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting today that league officials will meet in Orlando on the 19th to award the city the league’s 21st expansion club.
The announcement would be held in downtown Orlando, with an open invitation to fans of Orlando City Soccer Club to attend and celebrate the team they’ve supported since it came to town three years ago.
The expansion team had been all but promised if local elected leaders voted to provide public funding for a new $84 million soccer stadium downtown, which they did that last month.
This will likely be a public event as well for fans to celebrate in Orlando. More details on the event will likely come out in the coming days.
This report goes hand-in-hand with what I’ve been hearing all along about this expansion to Orlando. Originally I was told an expansion deal would be announced in October, but when I was told that was before the stadium funding had to be approved, so the dates got pushed back a bit.
Should this announcement date change any, I’ll be sure to let you all know.