Orlando City's new stadium soon to take shape as massive underground drainage system nears completion, an MLSsoccer.com report suggests.
Florida’s first purpose-built MLS stadium will soon show rapid progress on the site. Ground works in the case of Orlando City stadium were the really challenging part.
The need to embed huge storm drain vaults up to 34 feet (10m) below ground has been the slow, laborious part of the process. From above the excavations, it is clear how major a task has been undertaken, thanks to Florida’s notoriously high water table.
Now that these works are nearing the finish line, early 2016 should bring Orlando fans almost daily changes on the site. The next major milestone will come in January when the upper-level construction will begin in earnest. Completion is still scheduled for fall 2016, towards the end of next season.