Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has announced he has purchased, for $8.2 million, a parcel of land west of Amway Center for a soccer specific stadium for Orlando City Soccer Club. The club has agreed to contribute $80- $100 million to building the stadium and construction could begin as early as this December.
The site designated for the proposed new stadium will be bordered by Central blvd, Church st., and Terry and Paramore ave. The proposed stadium site is in an ideal location due to its proximity to Amway Center, as the two stadiums will be able to share parking structures for fans in attendance.
Several organizations are jumping to the aid of Orlando City to help bring this club to the next level, including major travel and real estate group Central Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association (CFVRMA). In addition to backing by travel and real estate groups, Brazilian businessman, Flavio Augusto Da Silva, recently purchased a majority ownership interest in Orlando City SC. Da Silva also is a major partner of Abril, the largest media company in Brazil that also operates 7 of the worlds 10 most widely distributed media publications. This in mind, da Silva can help take the marketing efforts of this soccer club, as well as the Orlando area, to the next level.
This is a very exciting time for soccer fans, as well as the Orlando area, as the soccer specific stadium is the only thing holding Orlando City SC back from becoming the next MLS team. Anyone who has any interest in seeing Major League Soccer in the Orlando area are encouraged to sign the official club petition at the following link: http://orlandobelievesinmls.com/?page_id=80