Soccer is firmly entrenched in Orlando after the agreement to sell land to the Orlando City franchise of the MLS this week.
The team will play at its new stadium over the next 15 years in the new 25,000 seat stadium. It is supposed to be ready for the 2017 season.
At one point, the new soccer stadium was envisioned as a public endeavor, but the team volunteered to buy the land. The city has spent $4 million on sewer and $11 million on cleanup. The team will pay its $18 million over the next 15 years.
Orlando City will continue to play in the Citrus Bowl for the upcoming season where, according to the league, it averaged 33,000 fans.