Orange County Purple Pride Day For Orlando City

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Orlando, Orange County Mayors Declare Friday “Purple Pride” Day

To Support The Orlando City Soccer Club

Mayors sign joint proclamation encouraging Central Florida to wear purple in support of the Lions’ playoff game

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs signed a joint proclamation Thursday, declaring Friday, August 23, “Purple Pride” day. The proclamation comes just a few days before the Lions begin the 2013 USL PRO playoffs against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl.

The full proclamation reads as follows:

Whereas, Orlando City Soccer Club is Orlando’s hometown soccer team, and is beloved throughout Central Florida; and

Whereas, Orlando finished the regular season in second place in the league standings with a record of 16-4-6 (W-L-T); and

Whereas, in only three short years in Orlando, the Lions have won two regular season titles and on league Championship; and

Whereas, on Saturday, August 24, the Orlando Lions will battle the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on the Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl for the opening round of the 2013 USL PRO postseason; and

Whereas, the Lions are aiming to bring a second USL PRO Championship to the Central Florida area, with the club last doing so in 2011; and

Whereas, the winner of the game will move onto the Semifinals, which will be held the weekend of August 30-September 1; and

Whereas, the City of Orlando and Orange County Government supports the Lions in their 2013 postseason run and encourages all residents to dress in Lions gear and wear purple this Friday and throughout the weekend to show their support

NOW, THEREFORE, WE, Buddy Dyer, Mayor of the City of Orlando, and Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County, hereby do proclaim Friday, August 23, 2013 as “Purple Pride Day.”

Tickets for the Quarterfinal game Saturday night are available by calling (855) ORL-CITY or by visiting OrlandoCitySoccer.com. Tickets start at just $15. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. 

Photo: Allison Petro

About Orlando City Soccer Club:

Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) is a premier professional soccer sports franchise in the United States and is a member of the USL PRO. The Lion’s pro team has won two regular season titles and one postseason championship during their short time in Orlando. Outside of the pro squad, OCSC also has their own youth club, Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) and a U23s team that participates in the PDL. For more information on the pro and youth clubs, visit OrlandoCitySoccer.com and OrlandoCityYouth.org.

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