Feb 02, 2022

A Brief History of Pro Football in Orlando

They tell me the history of pro football in Orlando is cursed, and my initial reaction is polite skepticism. Orlando? With its football-crazed fan base? Rabid TV market? Florida Citrus Sports hosting the big-league Vrbo Citrus Bowl? Postcard weather? A Who’s Who of eventual or former NFL head coaches that included Steve Spurrier, Jack Pardee, Jim Haslett, and Jay Gruden? Sounds like a lot of positives. “I wouldn’t use that word,” said Lee Corso, the ESPN college football analyst who […]

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Dec 09, 2021

The Ultimate Guide To College Football Tailgating

There are few experiences more fun than going to a stadium and watching your favorite team play, and one of them happens in the parking lot in the hours leading up to game time. Tailgating is one of the most popular social gatherings in sports where friends meet and enjoy a celebratory warm-up with food, drinks, and lots of team spirit. To ensure you’re getting the most out of your next game-day experience, we explain everything your need to know […]

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Dec 08, 2021

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Sports Fan in Your Life

If you’re trying to find the best gifts for the sports fan in your life, it’s never been easier to find unique and memorable gifts for sports fans of all ages. While you can opt for the typical sports-related gift such as a jersey, a mug, or a car decal, there are also plenty of options for a more individualized way of showing the sports fan in your life just how much they are mean to you.  So, if you’re […]

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Dec 07, 2021

College Football Bowl Selection Process

With the college football postseason right around the corner, fans eagerly await the three games that decide the college football champions. But what about all of the other postseason games? This year alone, over 40 postseason college games will occur after the regular season. And each of them brings plenty of excitement and glory on their own. So, how does the college football postseason work? What are “bowl” games? And how do teams get picked to play in one bowl […]

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Dec 30, 2020

Sanders earns MVP honors as Oklahoma State tops Miami 37-34 in thrilling 2020 Cheez-It Bowl

By Brian Murphy Florida Citrus Sports Sophomore quarterback Spencer Sanders tied a career-high with four passing touchdowns as the No. 21 Oklahoma State Cowboys defeated the No. 18 Miami Hurricanes 37-34 in the 2020 Cheez-It Bowl on Tuesday night at Camping World Stadium. “This win might be as satisfying and gratifying a win for me, personally, selfishly, as any that I’ve had in my career.” Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy said. “Just seeing the exhilaration and enjoyment on the players’ […]

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Nov 12, 2020

In Memoriam: Charlie Miller

Our community — our family — lost a pioneer this weekend; Coach Charlie Miller has passed at the age of 90. Charlie was a special events coordinator for FCS from 1989-2001 and helped substantially change the path of the organization. He lived every one of our company values, and our commitment to justice for the underserved draws directly from his own personal mission in Orlando. In 1954, the same year as the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown vs. Board of […]

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Mar 03, 2020

Sideline Wine & Dine presented by OAI returns March 27!

Enjoy a taste of Orlando and support a great cause when Sideline Wine & Dine presented by OAI returns to Camping World Stadium on Friday, March 27.

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Aug 20, 2019

Orlando Visitor Guide

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Aug 19, 2019

2019 Camping World Kickoff Gameday Guide

  A special pregame celebration to kick off the 150th college football season featuring a parachute jump and a US military flyover (weather permitting) is scheduled. Please leave enough time to reach your seats before the festivities start at 6:45 p.m.  8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Noon 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m.  RV Parking lots open All Parking Lots Open Downtown shuttle service begins Box Office Opens FanFest opens (game ticket required) Stadium gates open Pregame festivities […]

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Aug 14, 2019

Team Selection Committee Kickoff Dinner Returns Sept. 9

On Monday, September 9, one of the most highly-anticipated member events will return as Florida Citrus Sports celebrates the start of the 2019 scouting season at the annual Team Selection Committee Kickoff Dinner presented by Lowndes and Vestal & Wiler CPAs. Attendees will enjoy the fine dining of the iconic Linda’s La Cantina Steakhouse and hear predictions for the upcoming football season made live, in person, by ESPN personality and college football icon Lee Corso. This great Orlando tradition is […]

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