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Back from Orlando — City, That Is   Leave a comment

No, I didn’t just do another composite image here of Orlando City Stadium (becoming known as The Fortress, for its level of fan support for Orlando City SC); I took this photo myself last Saturday, prior to kickoff, when I was down in Orlando with my husband for our annual trip to watch the team at home.  It was a heck of a walk between where I parked and the new stadium; but the walk was worth it in the end (and I easily made my step goal for the day).  Beautiful sight lines from almost anywhere inside; lovely neighbors around me to watch the game and root for our guys in purple — and LOUD!!!  The stadium has sold out every home game to date, and probably will sell most tickets easily for the year (one reason I went in April instead of for the home opener:  I couldn’t get a ticket for a decent price).

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2 Days to Orlando City! (Updated after the game)

Soccer's starting

Why do I jump for joy now?  Because of two things.  First, I’m on my way to Florida to catch a spring training game for my Detroit Tigers next week.  That will be a good thing, even though I have to go to the Phillies’ stadium in Clearwater to see the game, instead of Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.  C’est la guerre….  The second takes precedence this year, though, and is why I’m in my soccer kit instead of my Tigers jacket.  I’m also on my way to Orlando, where I lived for 14 years, to catch the first game for Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer, against fellow expansion team New York City FC, on Sunday.

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