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Jul 29, 2010

Florida Citrus Sports Hosts Free NCAA Football Youth Clinic

On Wednesday, July 28, Florida Citrus Sports hosted a free youth football clinic in partnership with NCAA Football’s Youth Initiative.  Held in the shadow of the Citrus Bowl as installation of the new AstroTurf field continued, the clinic featured coaches and players from UCF, the University of West Georgia, and Jacksonville University, as well as local professional players from the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators and the United Football League’s Florida Tuskers. Over 220 children, including attendees of the free […]

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Aug 21, 2007

City and County Put Official Stamp on Venues

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty made it official yesterday, signing the agreement to officially approve the venues as voted on in late July.  On hand was Florida Citrus Sports Executive Director Steve Hogan and several of the organization’s members and dignitaries. Monday’s signing put a ceremonial “stamp” on the agreement reached through voting on July 23, 24 and 26th with the critical approval coming from the county on the 26th.  The plan, three […]

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Jul 27, 2007

Stadium Renovations Approved By Local Government

The Board of Orange County Commissioners approved a $175 million Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium renovation – along with a new arena/events center and a new performing arts center – on Thursday night by a vote of 5-2. This vote, along with a 6-1 approval from the Orlando City Council on Monday, greenlights a long-awaited and much-needed upgrade to the 70-year-old facility. Since first being built in 1936, the Citrus Bowl has enjoyed several additions – the most recent being the […]

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Jul 19, 2007

Notre Dame, FCSports Working to Bring Games to Orlando

The University of Notre Dame and Florida Citrus Sports have agreed to work together to create football matchups in Orlando, pending a renovation of the city�s Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium.The games would be played in 2011 and 2014, with the former potentially being the first game held in the new Citrus Bowl after renovations are completed.Opponents have yet to be determined. �We are very excited about working to have an elite national program like Notre Dame visit Orlando twice in […]

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Jul 10, 2007

Florida State to Play Neutral Site Game in Orlando

Florida State University has reached an agreement with Florida Citrus Sports to play a neutral site football game in Orlando, pending a renovation of the city�s Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. The game, which would pit the Seminoles against a quality non-conference opponent, would be played in either 2012 or 2013. �We�re excited about the opportunity to play a game in an important Florida market such as Orlando,� said FSU Athletics Director Dave Hart. �The economics and fan experience available in […]

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