ORLANDO (CityofOrlando.net) – Mayor Buddy Dyer helped celebrate an important milestone in the reconstruction of the Orlando Citrus Bowl Wednesday. Mayor Dyer joined Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, City Commissioners Robert F. Stuart, Regina I. Hill and Samuel B. Ings, representatives from Florida Citrus Sports and construction workers to mark the midpoint of precast concrete bowl construction.
The stadium is undergoing major reconstruction highlighted by a new lower bowl, allowing it to draw new, high-profile events like neutral site college football games, NFL preseason matchups and concerts.
On Wednesday, Mayor Dyer and other attendees signed their names on a beam before it was hoisted into place and installed. To date, more than 36 million pounds of precast concrete have been put into place on the project.
Demolition inside the venue took place in 26 days and the bowl was knocked down in six days. During demolition, 3,600 truckloads of debris were removed from the site. Nearly 50 percent of the total steel structure – 35,000 pounds of steel – have been erected.