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Orlando City agrees stadium naming rights deal

Exploria Resorts has become the first-ever naming rights partner for Orlando City SC’s 25,500 seat soccer-specific stadium located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, US.

The stadium, which is the home to Orlando City of Major League Soccer and the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League, will be known as Exploria Stadium.

Exploria Resorts has also been named the official timeshare/vacation club of Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride.

The stadium has already hosted a number of marquee events during its short history, including two U.S. Men’s National Team matches, the 2018 SheBelieves Cup and the 2017 NCAA Women’s College Cup.

In July, Exploria Stadium will be the site of Major League Soccer’s most star-studded event, the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target.

On July 31 the biggest stars in the league will face Club Atlético de Madrid, one of the most-storied clubs in Spain’s La Liga.

At the end of the year, Exploria Stadium will also host the college football 2019 Cure Bowl, marking the first non-soccer sporting event to take place at the venue since its opening in March 2017.

Orlando City SC CEO Alex Leitão said:

We are thrilled to have Exploria Resorts join the Orlando City SC family. As a Club based in the most visited city in the world, and one that has fans who support our teams around the globe, we are excited to partner with a Central Florida-based company that provides world-class travel and hospitality experiences to its visitors.

We are looking forward to creating memorable experiences for our fans both at Exploria Resorts and here at Exploria Stadium.

Exploria Stadium features a 360-degree bowl design, which provides excellent views from any seat in the venue. The north end of the stadium is highlighted by “The Wall” – a 33-degree, standing-room only section that houses both the Lions’ and Pride’s supporter groups.

The Bermuda-grass field is set eight feet below street level, bringing fans even closer to the action, while the four-sided, metal canopy roof amplifies the crowd noise to create one of the toughest opposition environments in professional soccer.

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