Watch The Extirpation Of The Citrus Bowl…SORTA.


    By Jacob Engels 


    At the end of this month, January 29th to be specific, the reconstruction of the Citrus Bowl located in Downtown Orlando will begin. At 10AM, the City of Orlando/Orange County/Florida Citrus Sports will be holding a “Demolition Ceremony” to celebrate the start of the reconstruction and impending demolition of the old stadium.


    Since opening in 1936 as a public works project under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium has undergone numerous expansions and name changes over the years. Now, the stadium is about to undergo major demolition and reconstruction allowing it to draw new, high-profile events like neutral-site NCAA college football games, NFL pre-season match-ups and concerts.


    All-new features include:

    • newly constructed lower bowl
    • vibrant open-air exterior façade 
    • expanded 360-degree main concourse
    • new lower bowl seating with six more inches of leg room in each row
    • club level with both enclosed & open-air seating
    • 10,000 square-foot party deck
    • suites on west side
    • multiple LED video displays


    Prospective attendees are asked to wear appropriate construction attire (no dresses, shorts, skirts, open-toed shoes or heels.) and to arrive at 930AM sharp.


    **Material from a press release sent by the City of Orlando was used in this article.


    Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post. Along with the Post, he owns several other business and is currently enrolled at Valencia College. Jacob has lived in Avalon Park since it’s founding and enjoys playing with his black Labradoodle Jasper, listening to indie rock, and seeking out new business ventures. He can be reached at