On-Site Parking available at Camping World Stadium for Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe concert
With the Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe concert rapidly approaching, the Camping World Stadium announced Thursday they are offering fans the ability to purchase stadium on-site parking permits in advance or take the free shuttle service.
Fans fill limited capacity Camping World Stadium for VRBO Citrus Bowl
ORLANDO, Fla. – For its third and final bowl game of the 2020 football season, Orlando hosted Northwestern and Auburn for the VRBO Citrus Bowl. Camping World Stadium previously hosted the Cheez-It Bowl and the Cure Bowl in December. This game, like all the bowl games in Central Florida, required major adjustments for safety precautions, including social distancing markers, limited seating, and masks required throughout. “I think these bowl games, although an economic impact will be felt, the broadcast to the country about how Orlando is safely open for business,” he said. “I think it is a powerful message.”Capacity inside the stadium was capped at about 20%, which amounts to about 13,000 fans.
Camping World Stadium hosts Cheez-It Bowl and thousands of fans
ORLANDO, Fla. – Thousands of fans flocked to Orlando to see the 18th-ranked Miami Hurricanes face 21st-ranked Oklahoma State in the Cheez-It Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Steve Hogan serves as the CEO at Florida Citrus Sports, which hosts the Cheez-It Bowl. [TRENDING: How to get vaccine in Florida | Will vaccine work on new strains? Tailgating will not be allowed at the Cheez It Bowl or the Citrus Bowl. Auburn will take on Northwestern on New Year’s Day playing in the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium as well.
No. 18 Miami motivated to finish strong in Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – The 18th-ranked Miami Hurricanes hope to redeem themselves when they face Oklahoma State in the Cheez-It Bowl. A lopsided loss to end the regular season cost coach Manny Diaz's team a spot in a major bowl. Instead, the Hurricanes (8-2) will finish their best season in years on a smaller stage on Tuesday night. That loss likely kept the Hurricanes out of a New Year’s Six bowl game. A victory would likely lift Oklahoma State back into the AP rankings.
Central Florida prepares to host bowl games amid pandemic
ORLANDO, Fla. – Within the next two weeks, Central Florida will play host to some big college football bowl games. Steve Hogan is the CEO at Florida Citrus Sports, which is hosting two of the bowl games. He said the bowl games will also mean more exposure for Orlando and Central Florida. “Everybody when they go to these bowl games, they go to have fun,” Brown said. Tailgating will not be allowed at the Cheez It Bowl or the Citrus Bowl.
Businesses take another financial hit after Florida Classic game canceled
ORLANDO, Fla. – Businesses near Camping World Stadium, many of which have already been struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic, are suffering another financial hit this weekend because the Florida Classic game is canceled because of COVID-19. The Florida Classic is the biggest rivalry game each year and one of the largest athletic fundraisers between Florida A&M University and Bethune Cookman University. Many businesses say they’re trying to make ends meet since the week-long events for the Florida Classic are going virtual, but it has been tough. Florida Classic event organizers told News 6 there were 55,730 at the classic game last year and the Orange County Comptroller’s Office said last year the game brought in $28 million in economic impact. You can read about all of the virtual events happening this week for the Florida Classic and how you can donate to FAMU and/or B-CU at floridaclassic.org
Battle of the Bands shifts to virtual event
Nick Solomon said he knows this year things will be different with the classic events going fully virtual due to the pandemic. There are virtual events happening this Tuesday-Saturday as part of the Florida Classic week. Among those are events are like a diversity career fair, a virtual battle of the bands, a pep rally and more. FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson said the donations are welcomed and he’s looking forward to the virtual events this year. More information about the full list of virtual events can be found at FloridaClassic.org.
Florida Classic goes virtual because of pandemic
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Classic events this year will look a lot different for alumni and families who usually pack Camping World Stadium for the big game and come to Central Florida for a good time. “Not being able to be in that environment and hear the sound it’s going to be a lot different,” Solomon said. Event organizers with Florida Citrus Sports are working to keep the spirit alive, but also encourage people to donate virtually to help keep Bethune Cookman University and Florida University growing strong. There are virtual events happening this Tuesday-Saturday as part of the Florida Classic week. Anyone interested in donating or taking part in the Florida Classic can click this link at FloridaClassic.org.
Driver killed in crash near Camping World Stadium, police say
ORLANDO, Fla. – One person was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Camping World Stadium in Orlando, according to police. Orlando police responded to the crash at 4:29 p.m. near the intersection of Rio Grande Avenue and South Street. One of the vehicles over turned, ejecting the driver, police said. The person was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The intersection remains closed as of 5:30 p.m. for the crash investigation.
Orlando to host 3 bowl games this season
ORLANDO, Fla. – The sixth-annual Cure Bowl game will happen in Orlando this December despite the pandemic but with some changes. The bowl game will be played at Camping World Stadium on Dec. 26 at noon. Due to the pandemic, it’s unclear if fans will be able to attend the Cure Bowl. If fans are permitted, organizers will work with ESPN events, Orlando and Camping World to follow all COVID-19 precautions. There are two other bowl games planned in Orlando this season, the Cheez It Bowl on Dec. 29 and the VRBO Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.
70,000 pounds of food donated by local organization at Camping World Stadium
ORLANDO, Fla. – Dozens of cars lined up outside Camping World Stadium on Wednesday to pick up free food donated by One Heart for Women and Children. King said it’s been difficult the last few months at home and is currently driving for Uber to put some food on the table for her family. Angel Rosa and his wife showed up to Camping World Stadium hours before the distribution. A blessing is a blessing,” Rosa said. Last month, One Heart for Women and Children handed out 50,000 pounds of food to residents at Church in the Son.
New COVID-19 testing site set to open at Camping World Stadium
ORLANDO, Fla. A new COVID-19 mobile testing site is opening in Orlando next week, according to a news release from the city. Officials with the City of Orlando announced the new drive-thru site will open at Camping World Stadium on Wednesday and will be pedestrian-accessible. The site will become the latest mobile testing site to open in Orlando to help increase testing within city neighborhoods. The mobile sites operate on Wednesdays and rotate to new locations each week, according to the release. Other COVID-19 testing sites in Central Florida can be found using this interactive map.
5 of the greatest moments in Orlando sports
Put an NBA franchise in Orlando? The Magic played their first game in 1989. The excitement was even more evident in Orlando, which was chosen as one of the nine host cities. The state of Florida had never hosted professional wrestlings signature event, WrestleMania, but all that changed when Camping World Stadium (then known as Citrus Bowl) hosted WrestleMania XXIV on March 30, 2008. In 2017, WrestleMania returned to Orlando when Camping World Stadium played host to WrestleMania 33.
COVID-19 testing to return to Camping World
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. Coronavirus testing will return to Camping World Stadium on Aug. 19. This testing site is drive-thru and pedestrian-accessible. City officials said you must be 18 and have a valid Orange County ID. Click here for other testing sites in Orange County. There have been more than 557,000 cases of the coronavirus in the state and 32,000 cases of COVID-19 in Orange County.
COVID-19 testing site returns to Camping World Stadium
ORLANDO, Fla. A pedestrian-accessible and drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is set to return to Camping World Stadium next week. The site will be open Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Citrus Bowl Place in Orlando. GENETWORx will process the tests and provide results within five days. Those who dont receive their results within a week are asked to go to www.covid19resultsfl.com or call GENETWORx at 850-583-2419. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6s coronavirus newsletter and go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Orlando mayor says local coronavirus situation is improving
ORLANDO, Fla. Officials are reporting a recent drop in positive coronavirus cases as the city of Orlando resumed testing at its mobile site this week. On Wednesday, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer toured the location outside Camping World Stadium. He said the need for extensive testing remains, but personal precautions, like wearing masks, have had a positive effect. Im not actually aware of any complaints weve had in the city about business that havent been compliant. Dyer said. Orlando's mobile testing site is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. by appointment, although walk-ups will be accepted if space is available.
COVID-19 Testing will be available again at Camping World Stadium
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. COVID-19 testing will return to Camping World Stadium on July 22. The testing will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and there is no symptom criteria for testing. A patient must be 18 and show a valid Orange County ID. Testing is free and results are usually provided after five days. A list of testing sites in Orange County can be found here.
Nonprofit distributing 2,000 bags of food at Camping World Stadium
Organizers with the ReachBack Foundation are giving away thousands of bags of food Friday at Camping World Stadium. The food pantry opened Friday morning and organizers say they plan to hand out up to 2,000 bags of food. Long line at Camping World stadium for a big good giveaway by nonprofit Reachback Foundation. Organizer tells me they are giving out about 2,000 bags. @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/ntXEggKo5y Ezzy Castro (@EzzyCastro) June 26, 2020Anyone hoping to pick up some of the supplies can head to 1 Citrus Bowl Place in Orlando.
Do Your Part: Florida Citrus Sports Aiding Community
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Serving as a testing site, Camping World Stadium is playing a large role in Orlando's battle against coronavirus. Florida Citrus Sports just made a $5,000 donation to the Central Florida Diaper Bank and another in Florida’s Panhandle. It was Florida Citrus Sports' way of thanking the coach for videoconferencing with FCS members. Lending a hand to the diaper banks is not all Florida Citrus Sports is doing. Hogan tells News 6 that bringing football games to Central Florida is one part of FCS’ mission.
Alabama vs. Michigan game draws 60,000 to Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Nearly 60,000 people attended the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on New Year’s Day, according to Florida Citrus Sports. Organizers said Alabama and Michigan fans will collectively spend millions of dollars during their visit to Central Florida. John Hamin said he made $1,000 each day during the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) held at Camping World Stadium's Tinker Field in November. “It was crazy.”Hamin said he has seen a steady rise in money-making parking opportunities correlated with bigger, more frequent events at Camping World Stadium. Besides the two bowl games and EDC, Camping World hosted Monster Jam, Wrestlemania and the NFL Pro-Bowl in 2019.
Gov. Scott welcomes Pro Bowl to Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – The NFL is reportedly moving its Pro Bowl game to Orlando. The NFL has not officially released the Pro Bowl location, but Florida Gov. The Pro Bowl has traditionally been played in Hawaii. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told News 6 last month that the Pro Bowl would bring thousands of people to the city and benefit the local economy. The Camping World Stadium already hosts Orlando City Soccer Club, college bowl games and will host next year's Wrestlemania.