Orlando City SC, the newest franchise to come to Major League Soccer, has decided to bring their USL Pro affiliate team back to Florida, and they thought that there was no better place, than right here on the Space Coast! They recently announced that the team will be known as Orlando City B, OCB for short, or as we like to refer to them, Orlando City Beach! They will play at the Eastern Florida State College Titans' Soccer Complex located in Melbourne, FL. Get all of the team info here!
The EFSC soccer complex currently can seat 3500 fans, and Orlando City will install additional seating to the permanent grandstand on the West side of the field, as well as on the south side of the field, which will include a dedicated supporter's section. During Orlando City's 4 season tenure in the USL, in which they won 3 regular season championships and 2 post season titles, they boasted the highest attendance in the league and shattered attendance records, including setting the USL Pro attendance record of 20,886 during the 2013 League Championship game, which they won 7-4. They expect that same type of fan enthusiasm and excitement to translate to Orlando City B in their endeavor to dominate USL Pro like years past.
In addition to deciding where Orlando City B will call home, they have also hired a new head coach and assistant coach, Anthony Pulis and Rob Valentino. When an MLS team has a USL affiliate that will serve as a feeder program to the senior side in the MLS, it is important to have a staff that has familiarity with the league and the organization, and with both coaches being former players for Orlando City, they have definitely achieved that.
Ticket information is already available. Single game tickets will start as low as $10 per match, but order season tickets now and get savings on your match tickets as well have the chance to get a ticket for Orlando City's season opener. Season tickets are now available! Click here for details.
Games are set to start up in March 2016; check out Orlando City B's schedule here. Be sure to get out to the EFSC soccer Complex this March and support Orlando City B in their pursuit of USL Pro glory. Join the OCB family and tradition, and become a lion today!