This Is Your House

In 2014, Orlando's Citrus Bowl will be rebuilt into a state-of-the-art venue capable of hosting world-class events. About 90% of the stadium will be torn down and replaced, 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, will remain.

The new Citrus Bowl will offer 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. 

When the stadium reopens in fall 2014, it will continue to host signature events including the Capital One 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.

Features & Amenities
  • Newly-constructed lower bowl
  • Vibrant open-air façade
  • Expanded concourse giving fans on lower and upper levels the ability to circle the facility 360 degrees
  • New lower bowl seating with six more inches of leg room in each row
  • 10,000-square-foot party deck
  • Additional suites on the stadium’s west side, increasing the total number of suites to 34 with seating for 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
  • Additional restrooms added along concourses to better serve patrons
  • Additional elevators for improved access to upper levels
  • New, lower-level concession stands with an average one point-of-sale location to serve every 250 patrons
  • New ticket windows in the northeast corner to supplement Box Office in the stadium’s south end (constructed in 2010)
  • Improved disability seating with enhanced sightlines
  • Enhanced sound system featuring coverage in concourses, restrooms and concession areas
  • Large video boards in both end zones and closed-circuit television monitors in concourse and concession areas
  • 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 and suites 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.

Check in on progress with 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.