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Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium

Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium, which was recently renamed as the Camping World Stadium in 2016. The stadium is located in the West Lakes neighborhood of Downtown Orlando in the city of Orlando, United States of America.


Camping World Stadium Capacity


The stadium has also been known as the Tangerine Bowl and Florida Citrus Bowl and has a total capacity of 65,000. The stadium is owned and operated by the city administration of Orlando.


The Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium serves as the home venue for the Cure Bowl, the American College Football bowl game, most famous of all events which have been hosted by the stadium is the Citrus Bowl and the Camping World Bowl.


The stadium was mainly built for the purpose of football and in the past, it has also served as the home of American football teams playing in the league.


From 1979 to 2006, it was the fortress for the UCF Knights football team. The stadium was also one of the nine venues which hosted matches during the 1994 FIFA World Cup.


Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium


History


The construction on the stadium began in 1936 as a part of the project under the Works Progress Administration in the leadership of the then, President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


The stadium was opened later in 1936 with a capacity of 8,900 and was known as the Orlando Stadium back then.


The stadium could house a capacity of around 65,438 when it had been established in 1989, after the renovation during which the upper decks were added at a cost of $30 million.


In 1983, the Florida Department of Citrus became the new title sponsor for the facility and the rights were purchased at a staggering price of $250,000.


Major Matches


The stadium has been the host of seven NFL preseason football games. It also has hosted the ACC Championship Game in 2016.


The stadium has also successfully hosted the NFL Pro Bowl in 2017, and the stadium will also be hosting the same again in 2018. It also has hosted the East-West Shrine Game, which has its name etched into the history books as the longest running college senior bowl which had started in 1925.


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