According to sources within Orange County it appears that a vote on $20M in funds for Orlando City's proposed stadium will not happen until mid-August.
Officials told us today that the $60M venues plan will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on Tuesday August 6th however a vote on approving the funds will not take place at that time. The Tourism Development Council (TDC) has rescheduled their June meeting to Friday August 9th; that will be when a recommendation is made back to the BCC on approving the venues plan. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the BCC would be on Tuesday August 20th; that would be the date that the funding for Orlando City's stadium plan would be approved assuming a positive recommendation from the TDC.
This sequence of events is a bit disappointing for Orlando City officials and supporters who had hoped to have funding for the stadium fully secured before the club presents their plan to Major League Soccer (MLS) at the end of July. Team officials will be traveling to Kansas City to give an "expansion proposal" presentation to the MLS Board of Governors on July 30th or 31st as part of MLS All-Star Game festivities. League owners are not expected to vote on the proposal at that time, however that would begin the process of formal negotiations with the league on an expansion fee and start date if the proposal is well received. That also would likely be the earliest time we would have a chance to see any of the updated renderings for the proposed stadium based on the new phased construction plan.