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Team: Orlando stadium to be completed in 12-14 months

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Orlando City Soccer officials said today that their new downtown stadium is expected to be completed by the end of the 2016 season. Team officials said during an unveiling of the new design for the 25,500-seat stadium that the privately-funded, $155 million facility should be finished in the next 12 to 14 months. That coincides with the final month of next season, or the start of the MLS playoffs. The team’s original plans called for a 19,500-seat stadium that would…

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Orlando soccer team says it will fund bigger stadium

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Orlando’s professional soccer team will build a new stadium with private funding, instead of taxpayer money, and the structure will have almost 50 percent more seats than the original plan, team officials said Friday Orlando City Soccer Club officials said the revised stadium plan will have up to 28,000 seats, compared to 19,500 seats in the original plan. Orlando City Soccer Club will be the sole owners and operators of the stadium, which under the original plan would have been…

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