THE FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL
As the largest of the Orlando Venues, the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium has always been a great asset to the citizens of Orlando. Not only does it seat over 70,000 patrons, but it also attracts the national spotlight due to the caliber of bowl games and legendary performers who have played there.
Originally constructed in 1936 and known as Orlando Stadium at the time, the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium has seen a handful of renovations that increased its original capacity from 10,000 to over 70,000.
Continual updates to the venue have allowed it to stay relevant in the constantly changing world of live sports and entertainment, and because of this, the venue has hosted everything from World Cup soccer games to Wrestlemania to the Rolling Stones. The Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium currently serves as home to annual events including the Capital One Bowl Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl, Florida Classic and Monster Jam.
Now the stadium is undergoing major demolition and reconstruction which will allow it to draw new high-profile events like neutral-site college football games, NFL pre-season match-ups and concerts. This $207 million project should be 95% complete by mid-November 2014. Upon completion more than 80% of the stadium will be new construction.