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Orlando City Soccer Club Training Facility
Strategically located in the Lake Nona Sports & Performance District, the new campus for Orlando City Soccer Club features a 23-acre training facility.
The center will house Major League Soccer team Orlando City, minor-league team Orlando City Band the club’s U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams.
A Common Goal
Formed in 2010 as a minor league team, Orlando City quickly developed a talented roster and passionate fan base. This success caught the eye of Major League Soccer, which welcomed the Orlando City Lions into the MLS in November 2013. The first game as an MLS expansion team was played on March 8, 2015, in front of a raucous crowd of 62,510.
The new 23-acre training facility in Lake Nona’s Sports and Performance District will be an integral part of Orlando City’s plan for growth and success, and will support the team’s goal of building one of
the best soccer clubs in the world. In addition to the training facility, the club has broken ground on a new stadium and continues to bring the Orlando Citrus Bowl to a fever pitch during matches.
The Lions currently train at the newly renovated Sylvan Lake Training Center in Seminole County. When the Lake Nona campus opens, that facility will become the training home for the National
Women's Soccer League's Orlando Pride.
Orlando City Soccer Club’s campus includes six practice fields, training and fitness centers, a players’ clubhouse, locker rooms and a rehab and injury center. Construction is underway with completion expected in March 2017.
Brazilian superstar Kaká, the former FIFA World Player of the Year, became Orlando City’s first designated player in June 2014. A strong and versatile midfielder, Kaká is the heart around which the rest of the team is built.
READY FOR GROWTH
One of the many advantages of the training facility’s location in Lake Nona’s Sports and Performance District is the opportunity to expand. Orlando City president Phil Rawlins has discussed the potential to add additional fields and open a residential academy for its youth system.