Orlando City SC's home has a new name: Exploria Stadium.
The club have partnered with Exploria Resorts to sell naming rights to their stadium for the first time since it opened in 2017 as Orlando City Stadium.
“We are thrilled to have Exploria Resorts join the Orlando City SC family," Orlando City CEO Alex Leitao said in a club statement. "As a club based in the most visited city in the world, and one that has fans who support our teams around the globe, we are excited to partner with a Central Florida-based company that provides world-class travel and hospitality experiences to its visitors. We are looking forward to creating memorable experiences for our fans both at Exploria Resorts and here at Exploria Stadium.”
Florida-based Exploria Resorts was founded in 1995. OCSC and Exploria Resorts have pledged to regularly join forces to give back to the Greater Orlando area, including support for the Orlando City Foundation’s annual and grassroots events.
“For nearly 25 years, Exploria Resorts and its predecessors have been making vacation memories for our owners," CEO of Exploria Resorts Thomas J. Morris said. "Through our seven owned resorts and over 40 affiliates, our vacation club, Club Exploria, provides exciting and flexible vacation options for our 85,000 member families. We are very excited about the new partnership between Exploria Resorts and Orlando City SC, as we recognize the appeal of soccer and the growth of MLS and the NWSL in both the Orlando community and on the international stage.”
The Lions are next home on July 3 against the Philadelphia Union.