Orlando Hosts Three Games of the Copa America Centenario
Since Orlando City Soccer was introduced to Orlando in 2010, soccer or futbol as it’s called by the rest of the world has become one of the biggest forms of entertainment #WorthDoing in the city beautiful. The city is pulsating with Orlando city pride and it seems that the U.S. is finally catching up to the passion for futbol that the rest of the world has harbored for decades. Recently doors have opened for Orlando’s Citrus Bowl (Camping World Stadium) to host three games of the Copa America Centenario. Just in case you were too busy looking at your phone, the massive floating soccer ball in Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola has been promoting the games for the past few weeks.
Copa America Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary In Orlando
What is the Copa America Centenario? This tournament will take place in twelve cities across the US and this year Orlando is lucky enough to be part of its’ 100th anniversary tournament. This tournament is going to be the biggest event for soccer fans since Orlando hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1994. If you’re not familiar with the Copa America Centenario you should know that with its 100 year anniversary upon us, this makes it the oldest international continental soccer competition. For every city hosting the Copa America Centenario, each stadium has to hold over 50,000 seats. In addition, as this is mainly a South American tournament, this is the first time the games will be hosted in the United States. The USA National Team has never won the Copa America Centenario. With hosting in our own country, will we have a better chance at winning this year’s tournament?
Whether you’re a soccer fan or not, a game at the Citrus Bowl is certainly something #WorthDoing. See you in the stands!
June 4th @ 5PM – Costa Rica VS. Paraguay
June 6th @ 7PM – Panama VS. Bolivia
June 8th @ 7:30PM – Brazil VS. Haiti