VIDEO: Orlando City Soccer’s New Stadium Gets Playing Surface, Natural Grass Installation Timelapse

By  //  January 7, 2017

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Timelapse Of Natural Grass installation

ABOVE VIDEO: Some say watching soccer is like watching grass grow, in this case, they’d be right.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (ORLANDO CITY SC) – Orlando City’s downtown stadium is a 100 percent privately funded project and home to Orlando City and Orlando Pride.

The site is two blocks from the Amway Center, within walking distance of the downtown bar district, one of the best locations of any soccer stadium in the country.

The stadium has been designed with the intention of creating the loudest and most intimidating atmosphere in Major League Soccer.

It will be equipped with North America’s only safe-standing supporter section and a low slanted roofline to amplify crowd noise.

Stadium Details:

  • 25,500 capacity
  • 360 lower bowl
  • Canopy to enhance crowd noise and provide shelter from sun / rain
  • Field sunken 8′ below ground level to offer spectacular views from street level
  • All natural grass playing surface
  • Single deck safe-standing supporter section
  • Expansive fan plaza spanning 10,000 square feet

The Lions’ 2017 season and home opener is less than two months away on  March 5 at 5 p.m.

ABOVE VIDEO: Jason Kreis takes on his former club for the first time. Kaka scores twice and Orlando City SC defeats host New York City FC, 2-1 in Week 25 of MLS action. 

They will take on  New York City FC. The two teams played their inaugural matches against one another in 2015 at Camping World Stadium (then the Citrus Bowl) in front of a record-breaking crowd of 62,500 people.

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Given the fact that the two teams entered the leaue at the same time and played their inaugural matches against one another in front of a record-breaking crowd of 62,500 people in Orlando, a natural rivalry is forming.

The rivalry heated up a bit as the teams played tough matches versus each other and then last July the temperature rose even more when Orlando City hired Jason Kreiss, whom New York fired as their head coach just eight months prior.


BEFORE the grass installation
AFTER….What a difference a little grass makes.