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Orlando City: New stadium will be ready for opening day

Construction continues outside stadium

ORLANDO, Fla. – As construction work continues at Orlando City's new stadium, officials with the club are saying the venue will be ready in time for opening day.

Dozens of workers were seen moving heavy equipment Friday and installing signs near the main entrance.

While many final touches are being put into place, a spokesperson for Orlando City told News 6 that interior work is finished and will be ready as fans file into the stadium Sunday.

What fans will likely see is work still being done outside the stadium.

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"(I've seen) some of the machines and stuff that have to come out and maneuver to get from one spot to another," Parramore resident Vessie Clark said.

According to Orlando City, more than 800 construction workers have been at the site around the clock to ensure the fan experience isn't affected on game day.

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Outside the venue, Clark offered some advice for those still fearing delays.

"Have patience, have a heart, relax the brain," Clark said. "Give it a chance."

Orlando City's season opener is scheduled for Sunday at 5 p.m. See map below.

Orlando City officials announced a number of roads will be closed around the stadium Sunday.

Learn more about parking and transportation to the match below.


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