Come See Orlando’s Favorite Soccer Team
Orlando residents take great pride in their home soccer team, Orlando City SC. With the soccer stadium, named Exploria Stadium, two blocks from downtown Orlando, residents can easily plan their weekends to support the team while still having time to see the local attractions. If you’re planning a trip to Orlando, come see why we are regarded as one of the best soccer cities in America. Here’s a glimpse of the history of OCSC and a look at where they stand in the season.
History and Background
Orlando City formed in 2010 and joined the USL Pro League. Signing Orlando Health as the jersey sponsor fueled the team’s success and gave the team strong ties to the community. After a couple years of success at the USL level, including their famous 2013 USL PRO Championship game, Orlando City stepped up to the big leagues in 2015 when they joined the MLS. With the help of a strong fan base, grass roots efforts, and private funding, the Orlando City Soccer stadium was officially open on March 5, 2017. It is widely regarded as one of the nicest soccer-specific stadiums in the country.
Orlando City Soccer Stadium
The stadium has a whopping 25,500 person capacity that can host almost every soccer fan in the area. Some other features include:
- LED sports lighting
- Metal deck canopy roofs to keep noise in and bad weather out
- 10,000 square feet open air supporters’ terrace
- 8,400 square feet indoor club for Orlando City fans
- Premium seating and dining options
Orlando City 2019 Season Standings
Up to this point at the end of May, OCSC has had a slow start to the season. Currently in 10th place out of 12 in the Eastern Conference, they are sitting on 15 points in 14 games played, but fans are looking forward to the team making a big comeback over the summer. Although there are no home games in June, there are plenty more to come in July and August. Orlando City’s next home game will be on July 3 against the Philadelphia Union.
Support the Local Team and Book a Local Stay
If you want a convenient and comfortable stay after cheering on the Orlando City SC, reserve your room at Clarion Inn at Lake Buena Vista. Our newly-renovated hotel is a short drive from the Orlando City Stadium and all of Orlando’s great attractions. Call us today at 407-996-7236 to book your stay.