Nov 16, 2022
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 […]
Jun 09, 2022
On June 9, Florida Citrus Sports welcomed more than 250 guests to Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre for the organization’s annual Member Celebration event presented by AdventHealth. The event program included the first remarks from Florida Citrus Sports’ 2022-23 board president, Ed Dougherty, as well as an address from our new board chairman, Paul Mears III. We also recognized a collection of outstanding member achievements, including our Members of the Year and the presentation of the prestigious Howard Palmer Award to […]
May 26, 2022
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 […]
May 19, 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. […]
Apr 01, 2022
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 […]
Feb 11, 2020
The Florida State Seminoles will play the LSU Tigers at Camping World Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023. The matchup will be the fourth in a series of major neutral-site games held in Orlando as part of the Florida Citrus Sports-ESPN Events partnership. Camping World Stadium previously hosted kickoff games in 2016, 2018 and 2019, including a matchup between Florida State and Ole Miss on Labor Day 2016.”We are so excited to bring yet another thrilling kickoff game to Orlando, […]
Dec 08, 2019
We’re opening membership renewals earlier than ever! Starting on Monday, Dec. 9, Florida Citrus Sports members will have the opportunity to renew their packages for next season at the same pricing as 2019-20 AND take advantage of exclusive prizes and giveaways. Florida Citrus Sports members should check their inbox on Monday, Dec. 9 for more details OR contact their account rep to start their renewal now!
Oct 25, 2019
A tradition dating back more than a quarter century, Feast on the 50 presented by CenterState Bank is one of Florida Citrus Sports’ most anticipated annual events. Fun was had for the whole family while guests enjoyed food and drink from restaurants, caterers and vendors from around Orlando.
Oct 10, 2019
On Wednesday, October 9, we hosted our one-year anniversary celebration of Wednesday W.I.N.E.’s Yoga on the Field as the latest in a series of bimonthly Women’s Interactive Networking Events hosted by Florida Citrus Sports. Scroll through the gallery below to see more from the event.
Sep 11, 2019
On Monday, September 11, we held our annual Team Selection Committee Kickoff Dinner presented by Lowndes and Vestal & Wiler CPAs. Guests enjoyed the fine dining of the iconic Linda’s La Cantina steakhouse and heard predictions for the upcoming football season made live, in person, by ESPN personality and college football icon Lee Corso. Scroll through the gallery below to see more from the event.