Orlando City Stadium

 
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* Address: 655 West Church Street, Orlando
* Country: United States
* Capacity: 25,000
* Opened: 24 February 2017
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Orlando City (football)

Extra stadium info – Orlando City Stadium

The construction costs of the stadium were $155 million. It has 49 rainbow-coloured seats as a memorial that honours the victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016. Orlando City SC are the tenants of the venue. The football star Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, commonly known as Kaká, became their first player with 10 million followers on his main social media page. He played numerous games for the national football team of Brazil. Kaká played professional football for São Paulo FC from Brazil, AC Milan from Italy and Real Madrid from Spain before he joined Orlando City in 2014. He played in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup final with AC Milan. Kaká and AC Milan won the world championship title after defeating the Boca Juniors from Argentina. In 2017, Kaká ended his professional career.

Orlando City Soccer Club sold over 13,000 season tickets before playing its first Major League Soccer match. On 8 March 2015, they played their first-ever MLS game. Orlando City drew 1-1 against New York City Football Club in Orlando in front of 62,000 fans. Orlando City, also known as The Lions, drew an average home attendance of 32,000 in their first-ever MLS season. In 2017, they played their first-ever Major League Soccer match at the Orlando City Stadium. They won the match against New York City Football Club 1-0 in front of 25,000 fans. The striker Cyle Larin scored the only goal of the game. Larin played various times for the national football team of Canada.

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