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Orlando City SC's Stadium Will Be Privately Funded In Full

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 29 / 15

Orlando City SC announced Friday that it will be privately funding the entirety of its new downtown Orlando stadium, as well as increasing the expected capacity. This comes after stadium construction was set back following a delay in $30M of funding from the Florida Legislature that would have helpe...

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