2015 Regular Scheduled Seasons Announced by Orlando City Soccer Club
Orlando City Soccer Club released the 34-game regular season schedule today for its historic 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, featuring home matches against five-time MLS Cup Champions LA Galaxy, 2014 Eastern Conference Champions New England Revolution, and 2013 MLS Cup Champions Sporting Kansas City.
Season tickets for City’s inaugural MLS campaign are available for as low as $18.50 per game until January 16, 2015, and can be purchased by visiting www.OrlandoCitySC.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY.
Ticket packages include 20 matches – 17 MLS home games and three additional fixtures (friendlies, Open Cup matches, etc.) – with members also receiving priority renewal status for the brand new soccer stadium in 2016.
Orlando City will begin its opening season at home on March 8, 2015, against fellow expansion club New York City FC (NYCFC), featuring the first-ever MLS matches for the league’s newest stars – Kaká and David Villa. Less than one week later, City will kick-start its away schedule – visiting BBVA Compass Stadium to challenge the Houston Dynamo on Friday, March 13.
Additionally, the Lions’ regular season schedule is highlighted by 16 matches that will be broadcast live on FOX, ESPN and Univision as part of MLS’ recent television deal. The nationally televised games include noteworthy contests against NYCFC, the Houston Dynamo, Portland Timbers, Toronto FC, DC United, LA Galaxy, San Jose, New York Red Bulls, Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City.
The matches that are not scheduled to broadcast nationally will air on local television network WOFL FOX 35/WRBW MY65 through a recently announced multi-year agreement. “We’re thrilled that the schedule has been released and we can’t wait to get started,” said Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath. “The nation’s eyes will be upon us in our first season, and we couldn’t be happier with how the schedule has turned out.”
The majority of City’s fixtures will occur during the weekend, with the Lions only scheduled for three midweek matches. Two of those contests will take place on the road against DC United and Toronto FC.
The last day of the 2015 regular season will see MLS unveil a new, exciting scheduling format – dubbed “Decision Day” – which will be one final flurry of action to settle the standings and determine who is in, and who is out, of the MLS Cup Playoffs.