Orlando Continues Its Summer of Soccer Throughout the Month | Sports Destination Management

Orlando Continues Its Summer of Soccer Throughout the Month

Jul 23, 2021

The FIFA 2026 World Cup™ candidate city of Orlando will play host to some of the biggest names in international soccerfollowing the announcement of a series of world class matches to be hosted in the city.

Orlando’s Camping World Stadium has been chosen as the venue for the 2021 Florida Cup, featuring the 2020 FA Cup winners Arsenal, Everton from the English Premier League, this year’s Italian Serie A champions Inter Milan, alongside Millonarios FC from Colombia.

“We are so happy to be able to bring such a powerful international lineup to Orlando as we connect Europe and South America once again at this summers event," Florida Cup CEO Ricardo Villar said. "We look forward to delivering an outstanding training experience for our participating clubs, while also providing an exciting week of action and entertainment to local fans and club supporters in Central Florida for the festivities.”

The festival of football will take place on July 25 and 28, and tickets are now on sale to the public at www.FloridaCup.com.

Orlando has established itself as the go-to region for topflight soccer during the recent Covid pandemic, where 24 MLS teams were able to meet and compete safely, completing 51 matches in 34 days at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

There were more than 40 bids from major markets across the United States interested in hosting the region’s most prestigious soccer tournament, the FIFA World Cup. Orlando is one of only seven cities selected.

About the Greater Orlando 2026 (GO26) Bid Committee:

The Greater Orlando Sports Commission, City of Orlando, Orange County and Orlando City Soccer Club have assembled a team of 450+ community leaders from public and private sectors working hand-in-hand with the goal of bringing the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ to Orlando.

Greater Orlando takes a regional approach to executing high-profile events and forms host committees for each of the city’s marquee events, dating back to the 1994 FIFA World Cup. The organization determines how best to use the city’s collective resources and creates a strategic plan to deliver epic athlete and fan experiences.

The GO26 Bid Committee is broken into 11 topic-specific sub committees including events/operations, special events, marketing/public relations, finance/administration, legal, youth/grassroots, accommodations, human rights, public safety/security, sustainability, and fan fests. For more information, visit www.Orlando2026.com.

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