Posted: 3:32 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. —
Orlando City Soccer broke an attendance record after over 20,000 fans packed the Citrus Bowl for Saturday night's USL PRO Championship game.
Orlando City beat the Charlotte Eagles in the championship game Saturday evening.
The final score was 7-4.
Hoping to show city and county leaders how much the team's support has grown, officials launched the "Mission 15K" campaign, with a goal to get 15,000 fans at the game. Saturday's game was the soccer club's final match of the 2013 season.
The Orlando City Soccer all-time attendance record was 11,220, which was set at the 2011 USL PRO Championship game. The team easily broke that record Saturday night.
Officials announced Saturday morning that they were opening up several upper level sections of the Citrus Bowl due to a high demand for tickets for the game.
Team leaders hope that a win at the USL Pro Championship will bring them closer to their goal of building a soccer stadium and eventually bringing a Major League Soccer team to Orlando.