Orlando City FC has already sold more than half the season tickets available for the team’s 2015 inaugural season at the Citrus Bowl, with team fortunes boosted by World Cup interest and some smart marketing.
The team is limiting season tickets t0 14,000, so selling around 7,500 means the team is more than halfway to that goal. Signing international star Kaku also generated positive buzz for the team as well.
The club ended its month-long World Cup sale on Tuesday, taking calls until midnight, and surpassed the halfway point towards its cap of 14,000 season tickets.
“We’re over 50-percent of the target within a month, to say it’s a tremendous start is an understatement,” [Lions president Phil] Rawlins told the Sentinel. “It shows the tremendous interest soccer is generating in the community, and it shows the appetite for soccer in the community. Orlando has shown it’s the soccer capital of south with the World Cup television viewing numbers and the ticket sales.”
The team will play the 2015 MLS season at the Citrus Bowl before opening a new stadium in 2016
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