Orlando City Soccer Club announced a partnership with Lake Nona Friday to build a 23-acre training facility expected to open in 2017.
The new center will be in the Lake Nona Sports Innovation & Performance District next to the U.S. Tennis Association’s National Campus that's currently under construction, according to a news release
The privately financed project will include six practice pitches, training and fitness facilities, player’s clubhouse, locker rooms, film rooms, offices, and an injury prevention and rehabilitation center. OCSC currently trains at the Sylvan Lake Training Center in Seminole County, and after the center in Lake Nona is built, it will be used by the Orlando Pride, the release says.
“This development in Lake Nona is another great example of the Club’s expanding footprint, and the resulting economic benefit, throughout Central Florida,” says OCSC president Phil Rawlins in a statement. “It complements the construction of our new home in downtown Orlando, and provides our MLS and USL teams with a great training facility also featuring a host of synergistic amenities in Lake Nona. We are thankful for this partnership with Tavistock and Lake Nona, who have been longtime supporters of Orlando City and the sport of soccer, and we look forward to a successful, championship future together."