FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Orlando, Heather Fagan, 407.246.3423
Orange County, Lisa Nason, 407.836.7343
Florida Citrus Sports, Greg Creese, 407.423.2476
FORWARD PROGRESS TO THE 50 CELEBRATES ORLANDO CITRUS BOWL CONSTRUCTION MILESTONE
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – June 5, 2014 – On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and representatives from Florida Citrus Sports joined with construction workers and staff to celebrate reaching the midpoint of precast concrete bowl construction, an important milestone in the reconstruction of the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium.
As part of the Forward Progress to the 50 ceremony, attendees signed their names on the precast concrete structure before it was hoisted into place and installed. To date, more than 36 million pounds, nearly half of the precast concrete, has been put into place on the project.
• Demolition took place in 26 days with the bowl being knocked down in six days
• 3,600 truckloads of debris were removed off the site during demolition
• 35,000 lbs. of steel has been erected representing approximately 50% of the total steel structure
Since opening in 1936 as a public works project under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium has undergone numerous expansions and name changes over the years. Now, the stadium is undergoing major reconstruction allowing it to draw new, high-profile events like neutral-site NCAA college football games, NFL pre-season match-ups and concerts.
All-new features include:
• newly-constructed lower bowl
• vibrant open-air exterior façade
• expanded 360-degree main concourses
• new lower bowl seating with six more inches of leg room in each row
• club level with both enclosed & open-air seating
• 10,000 square-foot party deck
• suites on west side
• multiple LED video displays
Click here for a full fact sheet on the Orlando Citrus Bowl Reconstruction.