Orlando Pride Club News

Discussion in 'Orlando Pride' started by BigData, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. BigData

    BigData Member+

    Feb 2, 2014
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Since there still isn't a sub-forum...

    Official announcement coming tonight that Orlando City Lions will be building a new training facility to move into next year. This is a bit odd since OC has spent the last two years building a terrific facility in Seminole county. This was explained by the club, as the Pride will inherit the almost brand new facility in Seminole all to themselves. "This will be the best facility in the NWSL by a mile"

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/spor...aining-facility-lake-nona-20160128-story.html
     
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  2. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
  3. BigData

    BigData Member+

    Feb 2, 2014
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    #3 BigData, Jan 29, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
    I thought I recalled a thread already but I was in a bit of a rush this morning and I couldn't find it.

    For OCSC, they built the Seminole facility with the idea of housing one MLS team. Last year at this time they expected the Louisville affiliation to work and the NWSL was a distant possibility. At the same time, they have been having great difficulty finding enough space for the academy to train in one location. The academy is spread out at four or five different locations. Also, the team really wanted the older academy players to be able to at least occasionally train with the MLS team. So this ticks off a lot of boxes for the MLS team while giving the Pride a great facility. I would expect they will also have a couple of the older academy teams train with the Pride at least some of the time.

    Basically, they outgrew the current facility far faster than they expected.

    Oh, one other item is that the new site would be much easier travel to Melbourne where the OCB team is located and maybe just a bit closer to downtown Orlando.
     
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  4. Kickballer

    Kickballer Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Orlando,Fl
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    In a way, Lake Sylvan Training Facility has come full circle for women's soccer.
    It was built in 1993 for USWNT and now will house the Pride.
    In this article from August 2014, about the deal between Seminole County and OCSC, it says:
    In exchange, Orlando City — which owns the Lions professional team — will be given exclusive use of the county's training center and two soccer fields at Seminole's Sylvan Lake Park near Sanford for the next decade.

    More interesting articles from 1993 about the training facility:
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1993-11-17/news/9311170886_1_soccer-federation-national-park-service-sylvan-park
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1993-11-18/news/9311180812_1_soccer-federation-sylvan-park-national-soccer
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1993-12-14/news/9312140628_1_soccer-federation-soccer-training-national-soccer
     
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  5. Kickballer

    Kickballer Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Orlando,Fl
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Phil Rawlins was on 104.1 the other day and said the Pride were closing in on 5,000 season tickets.
     
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  6. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    :eek:
     
  7. warh2os

    warh2os Member

    Oct 29, 2007
    Wow! I read Portland had somewhere around 7000 season tickets sold before their first game, and I believe, drew over 16,000 for their first game.
     
  8. BigData

    BigData Member+

    Feb 2, 2014
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Pride top that number for their first game. I know a lot of season ticket holders that are interested in the Pride but not ready to plunk down season tickets. Also, a lot of people like me figure there will be plenty of good seats available so no need to rush into buying season tickets. Huge venue this year in the Citrus Bowl. Next year is the SSS, things might tighten up a bit, prompting more season ticket holders if the product is compelling.
     
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  9. fsufiji

    fsufiji Member

    Apr 6, 2010
    Auburndale FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Schedules between the NWSL and MLS are hard. My away trips are screwed up pretty good. Can't even go to games and watch Pride/Lions on TV with same day games 17 Apr; 18 June; 16 July; 23 Jul; 31 Jul; WTF 7 Sept; 24 Sep; BUT we have at least two times all three games play at home in a 5 day period. 6-8 May is great and 21-26 Aug will be fun. Looking forward to the season.
     
  10. fsufiji

    fsufiji Member

    Apr 6, 2010
    Auburndale FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Free tickets for 19 March double header at EFSC. Sign up at noon today IF you are not a season ticket holder.
     
  11. Semblance17

    Semblance17 Member+

    United States
    Apr 27, 2013
    Lighthouse Point, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still no sub-forum for this club? It's been almost 5 months since the announcement and it's less than a month and a half from the season opener. What gives?
     
  12. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    The mods don't seem to think the Pride have "enough fans" to justify a whole subforum. We've tried convincing them.
     
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  13. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For any reading this thread, if you haven't posted a comment in the thread linked above asking for a sub-forum, please do so. I don't know what the magic "enough" number is, but the more, the better.
     
  14. Kickballer

    Kickballer Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    Orlando,Fl
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    The Pride are getting into full preseason gear. Starting to get out into the community more, doing radio interviews, ect.
    It's starting to get real.
    Orlando is promoting another Two-Pack. This time OCSC v. Portland and the Pride Opener.
    They are going to introduce the entire Pride team at halftime during the Portland game.
     
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  15. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. Shankly Rush

    Shankly Rush New Member

    Liverpool FC
    Croatia
    Feb 6, 2020
  17. Shankly Rush

    Shankly Rush New Member

    Liverpool FC
    Croatia
    Feb 6, 2020
    Any feedback or insider info on if this move to Orlando for her?
    Hearing that a move tocpick up a young Brazilian player is in the works as well...hmmmm?
     
  18. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    And now the crazy fans are in action:



    Nothing can justify that level of hatred.
     
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  20. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Completely agree, and I'm sure its why several veterans have stepped in and publicly asked for the crazy and threatening social media messages to stop. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some fans have created an entire website in which they write supportive notes to every player and staff member: https://biggerthansoccer.wixsite.com/orlpride
     

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