Orlando City SC Officially Sell Out the Citrus Bowl for Home Opener vs. NYCFC


Staff Writer

The MLS season opener of New York City FC vs. Orlando City SC is sold out to the tune of 60,000 seats – the entirety of Orlando’s Citrus Bowl.

The sellout was confirmed by Orlando City SC’s President, Phil Rawlins, on Monday morning.

“We are proud to announce that as of today, as of this morning, our mission to fill the bowl is complete,” Rawlins said. “The bowl is filled. One week ahead of our first-ever MLS game we are a sold out Citrus Bowl, we have sold 60,000 seats for the game.”

In other words, the clash of these two clubs, both MLS expansion teams entering their inaugural season, has attracted scores of fans yet again. The preseason matchup between the two at the Carolina Challenge Cup also sold out.

New York City FC recently announced that all 25,000 available tickets for Yankee Stadium’s bottom bowl have sold for the team’s home opener against the New England Revolution on March 15. As a result, the club will open the upper deck to meet demand.

These massive ticket sales appear to be a very positive sign for the future of the two newest clubs in MLS. Both Orlando and NYCFC have sold roughly 14k season tickets a piece. The Citrus Bowl sellout is particularly important for both Orlando and the league, with MLS re-entering the Florida market after downsizing operations in the state over a decade ago.

  • ElMetrofan

    Impressive..yet understanable. I mean RB did sell out in 2010 albeit lower capacity. Hopefully OCSC can use the hype carry that momemtum to the future.

  • zensum

    Orlando at 60K is massive…

    NYCFC at 25K so far (27.5K is a sellout) with plans to open up more seats up to 33.4K is good but not that impressive for an inaugural game…

    14K NYCFC season tickets is impressive…