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In 2014, Orlando's Citrus Bowl Stadium was rebuilt into a state-of-the-art venue capable of hosting world-class events. About 90% of the stadium was torn down and replaced between January 29 and November 19, including portions that have stood since its original construction in 1937. Only the upper decks, which were added in 1990 and remain viable as part of a modern facility, remained.

The new Citrus Bowl offers an enhanced fan experience at every level, with wider, chair-back seating, new concessions areas and restrooms, and new club and premium spaces throughout the building. 

Scheduled for 100% completion in April 2015, the stadium is now open for business and capable of hosting its traditional events including the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl, Florida Blue Florida Classic and Monster Jam. In addition, the new venue will allow Orlando to pursue more high-profile sports tourism events such as neutral-site college football games, NFL preseason games, international soccer matches, big-name concerts and more. The first new high-profile event has already been announced: the Orlando Kickoff game, a college football showdown in the opening weekend of the regular season that begins on Labor Day 2016 with Florida State vs. Ole Miss. 

Features & Amenities
  • Newly-constructed lower bowl with wider, chair-back seating and six more inches of leg room per row
  • Expanded concourse giving fans on field and plaza levels the ability to circle the entire facility 
  • 15,000-square-foot deck on the plaza level overlooking the north end zone
  • Additional suites on the stadium’s west side, increasing suite seating to over 1,000
  • Open-air and enclosed Club seating with 33”-wide tread space in aisles and available food service and seating for over 6,000
  • Three new high-definition video boards and two sideline fascia ribbon boards, offering nearly 360 degrees of digital coverage
  • Enhanced sound system featuring coverage in concourses, restrooms and concession areas
  • Enhanced vertical transportation (elevators, escalators and stairwells) for improved access between levels
  • New, lower-level concession stands with approximately one point-of-sale location to serve every 250 patrons
  • New restrooms along concourses at all levels
  • Improved disability seating with enhanced sightlines
  • New ticket windows in the northeast corner to supplement Box Office in the stadium’s south end (constructed in 2010)
  • New team locker rooms featuring new lockers, restrooms, showers, training rooms, a physicians exam room and small interview areas accessible from the locker room
  • Reconstructed press box on the stadium’s west side featuring updated amenities for working press, food service areas and boxes for TV, radio and coaches
  • Flexibility for expansion in the south end zone.

Look back on reconstruction progress with the archives of the live camera from Turner Construction!

 

Key Dates

November 2013
Pre-construction mobilization begins.

January 2014
Demolition of lower seating levels begins.

March 2014
New seating bowl construction begins.

Late Spring 2014
Construction of new concessions, restrooms, team locker rooms and operation/support areas begins.

November 2014
Substantial completion achieved (95%) in time to be operational for fall events.

April 2015
Target for 100% completion.