Orange County leaders approve Citrus Bowl renovations

$189 million funding plan approved in 7-0 vote

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Orange County leaders voted 7-0 Tuesday morning to approve a $189 million funding plan for the Citrus Bowl renovations, according to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs' office.

Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer signed a deal last month to start the renovation of the Citrus Bowl in 2014.

The city has been trying to get the county to agree on a plan for about three years. According to the City of Orlando website, the proposed renovation for full build-out of the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium includes:

  • 70,000 spectator seating capacity
  • 4,000 club seats and 10 new suites
  • 40,000 square foot Stadium Club/Banquet space
  • New and enhanced concessions, locker rooms, restrooms, press facilities and associated utilities
  • Improved accessibility
  • Demolition and reconstruction of the existing lower bowl

Construction will start in January of 2014 and could be finished in 11 months.

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