Orlando City Stadium
|Orlando City Stadium|
|Location||Terry Street and Church Street, Orlando, Florida|
|Construction cost||$84 million|
|Orlando City Soccer Club (MLS) 2015-|
Orlando City Stadium is a proposed soccer-specific stadium in Orlando, Florida. It is the planned home venue for the Orlando City Soccer Club, who will enter Major League Soccer (MLS) as an expansion franchise in 2015. It will be located in Downtown Orlando and is expected to cost $84 million. It is proposed to open in summer 2015. Orlando City will play in Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium until its completion.
On December 11, 2012, the team released artistic renderings of the stadium. On September 30, 2013, the architectural firm Woods Bagot released their drawings of the stadium on their website. The team announced that these drawings were released without their knowledge or input, and that they had not selected an architect yet. Woods Bagot proceed to remove the images from their website. The design phase began on January 7, 2014, when Mayor Buddy Dyer and some of the Orlando City SC staff traveled to Kansas City to begin working with the design firm Populous.
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