Orlando City is making great stride in their push to become the next city to call a Major League Soccer Franchise home.
Approval for funding to build a new multi-purpose soccer stadium in downtown Orlando was voted through today in Orlando by the Orlando Board of Commissioners and the final step is due to follow on October 22, 2013 when the Orange County Commissioners vote.
This is great news for the Orlando City soccer fans that saw their team capture the USL PRO Championship last season and continue to make steady progress in moving forward.
The possibility of becoming one of the four teams that MLS plans to add by 2020 is looming around the corner and depends heavily on the outcome of the County’s votes later this month.
If the county voted in favor to fund the project, Orlando City would proceed into advance negotiation with Major League Soccer to award an MLS franchise to Central Florida.
For those not familiar with Orlando City Lions, here is a video of the team playing their USL PRO Championship match in front of 20,000 plus fans.