Friday, August 9, 2013
Orlando City Soccer Club will present their stadium plan to the Tourism Development Council (TDC) of Orange County at 1:30pm Friday at the County Administration Building in downtown Orlando.
The presentation comes on the heels of a major announcement last night that Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs agreed upon a structured plan that would provide the remaining $20M for Orlando City's stadium.
Major League Soccer (MLS) had the following comment on the developments out of Orlando: "MLS is pleased to learn of Mayor Jacobs' support. MLS continues to monitor the situation, and is keeping in regular contact with Orlando City officials regarding next steps. MLS encourages both the City & County Commissioners to follow Mayor Dyer & Mayor Jacobs' recommendations and support funding for this exciting public-private partnership."
Today's presentation is expected to last roughly 3 hours and will give the hotel and tourism industry a chance to see what Orlando City and the other venue projects have planned under their requests for funding. The meeting will conclude with a non-binding recommendation by the TDC regarding each aspect of the venue plan.
Following the TDC meeting, Mayor Jacobs will be joined by Mayor Dyer for a press conference regarding the interlocal agreement that is proposed to fund the venues as we reported last night. They will take questions from the media and potentially from supporters of the projects who will be in attendance.
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for Orange County will meet again on Tuesday August 20th and could potentially have public comments and a final vote on the funding at that time, however some believe that vote will be delayed until the first meeting in September.