Nov 16, 2022

Florida Classic Consortium, Florida Citrus Sports Extend Partnership

ORLANDO, Florida — Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M University have reached an agreement to keep the Florida Blue Florida Classic in Orlando through the 2026 season. The renewal between the Florida Classic Consortium, made up of leadership from both universities, and Orlando-based Florida Citrus Sports was announced Wednesday by Bethune-Cookman University Interim President Dr. Lawrence Drake II and Florida A&M University President Dr. Larry Robinson. This year’s FAMU/B-CU rivalry game, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 19, marks […]

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Nov 15, 2022

Cheez-It Signs on as Title Sponsor of Citrus Bowl

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Cheez-It® is doubling up on the absurdly cheezy college football action this season as it becomes the title sponsor of the new Cheez-It® Citrus Bowl. The Orlando-based postseason game features a matchup between teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Big Ten Conference at Camping World Stadium. The agreement between Florida Citrus Sports and Cheez-It came together in collaboration with Disney Advertising. In its fifth season as an NCAA football bowl game sponsor and official sponsor of […]

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May 26, 2022

Game Dates & Kickoff Times Set for Florida Citrus Sports Bowl Games

Game dates and kickoff times for Orlando’s Cheez-It Bowl and Vrbo Citrus Bowl games were announced Thursday as part of ESPN’s 2022-23 college football schedule release. The 2022 Cheez-It Bowl, featuring top teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12 Conference, will be played in its traditional window, on Thursday, Dec. 29. Kickoff will be at 5:30 p.m. ET at Camping World Stadium, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN. At last year’s game, Clemson cornerback Mario Goodrich […]

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May 19, 2022

Florida Citrus Sports Announces Staff Promotions For 2022

Florida Citrus Sports announced a series of promotions and title changes as it prepares for the 2022 season. “Each of these individuals has made significant contributions to Florida Citrus Sports,” said CEO Steve Hogan. “It is an exciting time to be here, and I am looking forward to what we will do together.” Below are details on the staff changes: Matt Repchak – Chief Marketing Officer Matt joined Florida Citrus Sports in 2005 and begins his 18th season in 2022. […]

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May 13, 2022

FCS Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Cathy Weeden Begins Next Act

Cathy Weeden, a longtime member of the Florida Citrus Sports family, will transition out of her current staff position as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer on May 15, 2022. The move begins a new chapter for the veteran sports executive. Before joining the FCS staff in 2013, Weeden had a long history with the organization in a volunteer and member capacity. She served on the board of directors and executive committee, including terms as president in 2008-09 and chairman in […]

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May 11, 2022

Inaugural Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Roster Announced

Our inaugural Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Classic presented by AdventHealth takes place Monday, May 16 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Take a look below at the full celebrity lineup for Monday’s outing.

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Apr 01, 2022

2022-23 LEADERSHIP UPDATE: Dougherty Begins Term as President, Mears III Moves to Chairman

As Florida Citrus Sports kicked off its 2022-23 season on April 1, Ed Dougherty, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Massey Services, officially took over as the organization’s 45th president, while outgoing president Paul Mears III of Hello! Destination Management began his one-year term as chairman. Dougherty will lead the day-to-day activities of the organization’s board of directors. In his role with Massey Services, Dougherty oversees all operations for the residential and commercial business in all six states […]

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Jan 24, 2022

Bad Bunny Brings World’s Hottest Tour to Camping World Stadium in August

Bad Bunny takes the stage for his first Orlando stadium show this summer, bringing the heat to Camping World Stadium for a Friday night party you won’t want to miss! It’s undeniable that Bad Bunny is one of the hottest Latin trap stars of our time, and the numbers prove it. As of 2018, the Puerto Rican vocalist boasts 7 billion streams on YouTube, making him one of the top three artists dominating the platform. And that’s before releasing his […]

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Dec 13, 2021

BILLY JOEL TO PLAY CAMPING WORLD STADIUM IN MARCH 2022

Legendary musician and songwriter Billy Joel will make his long-awaited return to Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Saturday, March 12, 2022. Having sold 150 million records over the past quarter-century, scoring 33 consecutive Top 40 hits, Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history. The singer, songwriter and composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. Tickets go on sale to the general public […]

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Dec 05, 2021

2021-22 BOWL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

The 2021-22 bowl lineup is set! Orlando will host the No. 15 Iowa Hawkeyes (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten) and the No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 SEC) in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on January 1, while the No. 19 Clemson Tigers (9-3, 6-2 ACC) and the Iowa State Cyclones (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) square off in the Cheez-It Bowl on December 29. BUY VRBO CITRUS BOWL TICKETS BUY CHEEZ-IT BOWL TICKETS Vrbo Citrus Bowl The No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats (9-3, […]

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