ORLANDO, Fla. (CelebrityAccess) – Orlando City SC announced a partnership with Exploria Resorts to become the first-ever naming rights partner for the Club’s 25,500 seat soccer-specific stadium in Orlando.
The stadium, which serves as the home turf of the Major League Soccer team Orlando City, as well as the National Women’s Soccer League Orlando Pride, will be renamed as Exploria Stadium.
Exploria Resorts has also been named the Official Timeshare/Vacation Club of Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride. The financial details of the sponsorship agreement were not disclosed.
“For nearly 25 years, Exploria Resorts and its predecessors have been making vacation memories for our owners. Through our seven owned resorts and over 40 affiliates, our vacation club, Club Exploria, provides exciting and flexible vacation options for our 85,000 member families,” President and CEO of Exploria Resorts Thomas J. Morris said. “We are very excited about the new partnership between Exploria Resorts and Orlando City SC, as we recognize the appeal of soccer and the growth of MLS and the NWSL in both the Orlando community and on the international stage.”
The state-of-the-art stadium, which opened in 2017, has already hosted a number of prominent events, including two U.S. Men’s National Team matches, the 2018 SheBelieves Cup and the 2017 NCAA Women’s College Cup.
As well, in July, Exploria Stadium will be the host venue for the 2019 MLS All-Star Game, and later this year, is on track to host its first non-soccer sporting event when the NCAA stages The AutoNation Cure Bowl football game.