- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 10, 2014
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- Stadium Talk
Orlando City SC President & Founder Phil Rawlins, City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs unveiled renderings for Orlando’s new downtown Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium to the public on Tuesday afternoon.
The new stadium is scheduled to open prior to the 2016 Major League Soccer season and will be located on Church Street.
The 19,500 seat stadium will feature a full 360-degree lower bowl built below ground level with a unique 3-stand seating upper bowl. The stadium will be covered by a full roof designed to enhance and amplify crowd noise as well as protect fans from sun and rain.
The stadium itself is also being build with future expansion in mind with the corners of the stadium being left open should the team need to expand into them.
The best news of the stadium announcement may be that they will play on natural grass instead of turf. I know a lot of people will be excited by that news.
For those curious, the people responsible for the design of this stadium also helped design BBVA Compass Stadium and Sporting Park.