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Jun 04, 2014

Orlando Citrus Bowl Celebrates “Forward Progress To The 50

On Wednesday, June 4, Orlando officials, construction workers and the Florida Citrus Sports staff celebrated the latest construction milestone for Orlando Citrus Bowl reconstruction, as the installation of precast conrete for the new lower bowl has reached the halfway point. The “Forward Progress To the 50” event featured brief remarks from Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and FCSports CEO Steve Hogan. Staff and construction workers in attendance were also invited to sign a piece of the […]

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Feb 03, 2014

Whitley Writes: The Citrus Bowl Is Dead, Long Live The Citrus Bowl

Wherever he was at 10:29 a.m. on January 29th, Mick Jagger probably felt a mysterious tug of nostalgia. That’s when the countdown started and couple of hundred people at the Citrus Bowl looked toward the north. 5…4…3…2…1…Ka-BOOM! Talk about an exploding scoreboard. This one really did have its legs blown out. As it crashed to the ground, fireworks went off and “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC blared over the loud speakers. That band never actually played the Citrus Bowl, though it seemed […]

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Jan 30, 2014

Video of Early Citrus Bowl Demolition Progress

A brief recap of the early days of Citrus Bowl demolition, including the Wednesday kickoff event:

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Jan 29, 2014

Citrus Bowl Reconstruction Begins

On Wednesday morning, officials from the City of Orlando, Orange County and Florida Citrus Sports joined together to kick off reconstruction of the Citrus Bowl with a demolition ceremony on the field of the historic stadium. At the event, FCSports CEO Steve Hogan and President Tony Massey presented Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs with gifts — mounted sledgehammers commemorating the date of the event — in recognition of their hard work to make the stadium […]

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Dec 23, 2013

Whitley Writes: Tampa’s National Championship Future Means Orlando Is Closer Than You Think

Since envy is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, I have nothing but nice things to say about Tampa getting the world’s biggest college football game. Our friends to the west have secured the 2017 College Football Playoffs National Championship Game. It will hopefully be a smashing success. But when the announcement came Monday, I couldn’t help wondering what it meant for Orlando. “It’s all good news,” Steve Hogan said. As the CEO of Florida Citrus Sports, it’ll be his […]

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