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Orlando City Soccer Club is an American professional soccer team based in Orlando, Florida, United States. Founded in 2010, the team plays in USL Pro, the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. The team enters Major League Soccer, as the league's 21st expansion franchise in 2015. read more

Exploria Resorts signs deal with Orlando City Soccer Club ORLANDO, Fla. (June 4, 2019) - Orlando City SC has partnered with Exploria Resorts to become the first-ever naming rights partner for the Club’s 25,500 seat soccer-specific stadium located in the heart of Downtown Orlando. 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.   “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,” Orlando City SC CEO Alex Leitão said. “We are looking forward to creating memorable experiences for our fans both at Exploria Resorts and here at Exploria Stadium.”   “For nearly 25 years, Exploria Resorts and its predecessors have been making vacation memories for our owners.  Through our seven owned resorts and over 40 affiliates, our vacation club, Club Exploria, provides exciting and flexible vacation options for our 85,000 member families,” President and CEO of Exploria Resorts Thomas J. Morris said. “We are very excited about the new partnership between Exploria Resorts and Orlando City SC, as we recognize the appeal of soccer and the growth of MLS and the NWSL in both the Orlando community and on the international stage.”   Like the beautiful game, Exploria Resorts has been providing consumers with once-in-a-lifetime experiences around the globe. Summer Bay Orlando, the flagship property of Exploria Resorts is located on 400 sprawling acres just minutes from all of Orlando’s most popular attractions. The award-winning resort features five distinctive phased developments and is home to 719 one, two, three and four bedroom vacation home-like villas, condos and houses designed to fit every stage of a family’s vacation lifestyle.   “Exploria Stadium represents a unique opportunity to introduce our brand to sport and travel enthusiasts not only in Central Florida but throughout the U.S. and the world. We look forward to this long term partnership with Orlando City while providing exciting vacation opportunities to its fans and players,” Morris added.   Founded in 1995, the Clermont, Florida-based organization takes pride in its philanthropic endeavors, much like Orlando City SC. Through the newly-established partnership, Orlando City and Exploria Resorts will regularly join forces to give back to the Greater Orlando area, including support for the Orlando City Foundation’s annual and grassroots events.   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 Thursday, 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 2019 Cure Bowl, marking the first non-soccer sporting event to take place at the venue since its opening in March 2017.   Orlando City opened its state-of-the-art, soccer-specific venue on March 5, 2017, seeing the Lions defeat New York City FC, 1-0, in front of a sellout crowd. 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.   “The partnership between the world-class Orlando City SC teams and Exploria Resorts, including the naming of this fantastic space, is representative of the incredible feelings experienced when both attending a live event in this beautiful stadium and when vacationing with Exploria Resorts,” Morris added. “We are excited to play a role in making memories that matter. That’s what we do at Exploria Resorts and that’s what soccer fans get when they attend Orlando City and Orlando Pride matches.”   To kick off the partnership, fans are invited to attend the House Party presented by Exploria Resorts on Saturday, June 15 at Exploria Stadium. The event is open to the public and will begin with an Orlando City training session at 10 a.m. Following the training, fans will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the 2019 Lions roster in a series of activations and activities around the stadium, such as live Q&A sessions, game zones and player autographs.


Topgolf partners with Orlando City Soccer Club ORLANDO, Fla. (March 13, 2019) - With the 2019 Major League Soccer (MLS) and National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) seasons underway, Orlando City SC has announced its 2019 new and returning corporate partnerships, with five newcomers and 10 renewals for the upcoming campaigns.   “The 2018-19 offseason was an important opportunity for Orlando City SC to reaffirm our relationships with many existing partners, but also to add new groups to our Club,” said Orlando City SC Chief Revenue Officer, Chris Gallagher. “I am extremely happy to announce our 2019 new and returning partners who, not only share our organizational values and belief in the opportunities of our sport, but will also enhance the Orlando City and Orlando Pride fan experience. We are very excited to have all of these tremendous businesses on board as well as our existing long-term partners”   The Club has introduced five partners that are new for the 2019 seasons. Central Florida-based and family-owned Janney Roofing has signed on as the Official Roofing Partner of Orlando City and Orlando Pride, while Visit St. Pete Clearwater becomes the Official Tourism Partner for both teams.   Orlando City fans will have new reasons to cheer for a Lions’ victory, as they will be rewarded in and outside of Orlando City Stadium, with multiple partners offering exclusive deals to the purple faithful.   Tropical Smoothie, the Official Smoothie of Orlando City, will offer fans a $2.99 Orlando City smoothie every Friday. With every City win or draw, Proud Partner TopGolf will offer $10 off the day after the game. Additionally, Moe’s Southwest Grill, the Official Burrito of Orlando City, will give fans $1 off burritos for each goal scored by the Lions the day following a home match. City fans will need to download the Moe’s app for redemption of the discount.   In addition to the lineup of new partners, the Club has renewed ties with 10 local and national companies.   This offseason, the Club has renewed ties with three of its founding partners. As the Exclusive Theme Park, Resort, Cruise and Retail Shopping Destination of both Orlando City and Orlando Pride, Walt Disney World will be continuing its ties to Orlando City SC, including the presentation of the Disney Family of the Match. Ford, the Official Non-Luxury Auto of City and Pride, returns for another season and will honor the Season Ticket Member of the Match and Face of Loyalty at each home game.     Publix Super Markets, the Official Grocery Store for City and Pride, will award a Tailgater of the Game at each home match and, this season, will introduce a new way to fuel up for game day with an Orlando City sub. The Orlando City Sub will be sampled at all 126 participating locations this Thursday, March 14 from 4-7 p.m. ET.   Downtown Orlando’s Grand Bohemian Hotel will continue as the Official Away Team Hotel for Orlando City, but this year has added Orlando Pride to its portfolio, becoming the first luxury visiting team hotel in the NWSL.   Also continuing their exclusive partnerships with both City and Pride are: DEX Imaging as the Official and Exclusive Copier and Printer; Metro by T-Mobile as the Exclusive Wireless Provider; and the Greater Orlando Airport Authority as the Official Airport of both teams.   Continental Tire, the Official Tire; Kellogg Company, a Proud Partner and adidas, the Official Footwear Supplier, Supplier of On-Field Apparel and Supplier of Match Balls; continue their collaboration at both the local and league level.   The complete list of nearly 50 Orlando City SC partners can be found here, while all Orlando Pride partners can be found here.   Orlando City returns to Orlando City Stadium for its next match on Saturday, March 16 against the Montreal Impact. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET. Orlando Pride will begin its fourth season in the NWSL on Sunday, April 14, hosting Portland Thorns FC at 5 p.m. ET at Orlando City Stadium.

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