Orlando City SC Overview

Fast facts

League: MLS

Head Coach: Óscar Pareja

Team Mascot: Kingston

Year Opened: 2017

Capacity: 25500

City / State: Orlando / FL

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Orlando City SC vs Atlanta United

Rival Team: Atlanta United

Orlando City and Atlanta United are two of the newest teams in Major League Soccer, so they don’t have a fierce rivalry yet. However, Orlando City and Atlanta United are the only two teams in the Southeast, so you’ll find lots of fans of both teams making the trip when these two play. The budding rivalry between these two teams may someday be one of the best in the league, so get your tickets when Atlanta United comes to town so you can say you were there are the beginning.

Orlando City SC vs New York City FC

Rival Team: New York City FC

Both New York City FC and Orlando City joined Major League Soccer in 2015, and as a result, there is a bit of competition between the two as they look to establish themselves in the league. Don’t miss these two 2015 expansion teams battle it out on the pitch.

Orlando City SC Tailgate Guide


Orlando City has just moved into a new state of the art downtown Stadium, and while tailgating may be a bit tighter than at the Citrus Bowl, you’ll find a festive atmosphere surrounding Exploria Stadium on game days. Orlando City fans love their team, and they love to party, so you’ll be in for a good time when pregaming before a Lions game.

The streets surrounding Exploria Stadium are abuzz with excitement on game days, and you’ll be surrounded by a sea of purple and white on game days. The atmosphere outside the stadium is palpable, which is an excellent indicator of just how crazy things will be inside.

If you’re attending an Orlando City game for the first time, make sure to get the stadium early and take in the festivities to get the full Lions game day experience.


Exploria Stadium Tour

Those of you attending a Sunday home games at Exploria Stadium will want to arrive a day early and take a tour of the stadium. The tour lets you see what goes on behind the scenes at the stadium including the locker rooms, player tunnel, and press row.

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If you’re looking for something to do before an Orlando City match, then stop by FanFest. FanFest is home to a beer garden, food, live entertainment, and kids’ activities, so stop by and check it out.

Kickoff Week

Those of you attending Orlando City’s home opener will want to arrive early and take part in Kickoff Week. The annual event features a variety of activities including a pub crawl, so make sure to check it out if you’re in the Orlando area during the team’s home opener.

Stadium March

Before the game, you’ll find a stream of Lions fans making their way to the stadium. Some supporter groups even have their own stadium march, so make sure to take part in the fun during your trip to Orlando.

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Where to tailgate

Orlando City SC Stadium Guide

In Game

Orlando City SC’s new state of the art stadium is an excellent place to take in a soccer match and is somewhere every MLS fan should see a match. The brand new facility offers excellent sightlines all throughout the venue, and you won’t be able to take your eyes off the action when watching Orlando City SC play.

The action on the field isn’t the only thing worth seeing at an Orlando City Sc match. The Lions supporter section, known as The Wall, also puts on quite a display. The supporter groups that make up the wall put together some incredible tifos and their chants are top notch as well. If you want to experience and Orlando City SC match at its best, then make sure to join one of the supporter group.

Things to check out

Lion Sculpture on the Plaza

Snap a picture with the Lion sculpture during your visit to Exploria Stadium. The sculpture is a must-see no matter what team you support, so make sure to check it out.

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The Wall

The Wall is where you’ll find Orlando City SC’s supporter groups, The Ruckus and The Iron Lion Firm. The fans in The Wall go all out to support their team and put on incredible displays, so join one of the supporter groups if you want to be a part of The Wall.

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Society XXI Wall

The Society XXI Wall features the names of every season ticket holder from the club’s first season. It’s an excellent tribute to longtime fans and if you’re a longtime season ticket holder look for your name before arriving at your seat.

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Kingston the Lion is the official mascot of Orlando City SC and can be seen entertaining the crowd on match days. Fans young and old love Kingston, so make sure to get your picture with him at the match.

Orlando City SC Bars & Restaurants

  1. Artisan’s Table

    Artisans Table

    Airy, spacious restaurant serving modern American fare with global accents from morning till night.

    55 W Church St #128, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Gitto’s Pizza

    Gittos Pizza

    Homey spot for hand tossed pies & other Italian-American classics in casual digs, plus beer & wine.

    120 Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  3. 310 Restaurants


    American fare furnished on a patio or in an upscale yet casual interior overlooking Lake Eola.

    301 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Kres Chophouse

    Kres Chophouse

    Historic building houses a modern, bustling steakhouse with happy hours & late-night dining.

    17 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  5. Finnhenry’s


    Neighborhood tavern serving modern pub eats in a laid-back setting lined with framed photos & ads.

    39 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. The Courtesy

    The Courtesy

    Their handcrafted cocktails are made from spirits and ingredients of only the highest caliber.

    114 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. The Woods

    The Woods

    Boutique bar with specialty cocktails & 70+ craft beers on the 2nd floor of a historic building.

    49 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Harry Buffalo

    Harry Buffalo

    Restaurant & bar chain serving New American fare, bison burgers & more in a lively setting.

    129 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Wall Street Plaza

    Wall Street Plaza

    Whether you are coming for Happy Hour, a Friday night Block Party or Sunday Funday, we’ll have the drinks ready for you.

    26 Wall St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Hamburger Mary’s

    Hamburger Marys

    American bar & grill chain where diner classics & cocktails meet quirky entertainment.

    110 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Ember


    Varied New American fare served in an indoor-outdoor restaurant & bar with a Mediterranean feel.

    42 W Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Harp & Celt Irish Pub & Restaurant

    Harp and Celt Irish Pub and Restaurant

    Lively, 2-story space with cozy wood booths provides an Irish-pub setting for classic eats & brews.

    25 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  13. Casey’s On Central

    Caseys On Central

    Adorned with sports memorabilia, this lively hangout hosts bands nightly & offers happy hour deals.

    50 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  14. Lizzy McCormack’s

    Lizzy McCormacks

    Laid-back homey spot adorned in vintage pictures serves up bar eats & drinks, plus outdoor seating.

    55 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  15. Bullitt Bar

    Bullitt Bar

    Energetic, cocktail spot with live rock music, comedy nights & other special events.

    33 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  16. Chillers


    Simply say the words “Church Street” to anyone who has ever been to downtown Orlando, and they will most likely say, “Chillers”.

    33 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  17. Magic Grill

    Magic Grill

    Roomy, modern sports bar with large windows & outdoor seating offering elevated American classics.

    400 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $