Orlando City SC Announces International Friendly Against Brazilian Série A team Ponte Preta

Orlando City SC Ponte Preta
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Orlando City SC to square off against Brazilian Série A team Ponte Preta in Orlando

International friendly announced for May 2nd at the Orlando Citrus Bowl


Orlando City SC announced an international friendly for Saturday, May 2nd against Brazilian Série A side Ponte Preta. The match will be played at the Orlando Citrus Bowl with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. This match is included in the Orlando City SC Season Ticket package. Individual tickets will be available on www.ticketmaster.com starting on Thursday at 10 a.m.

“An international friendly against the oldest Brazilian team brings world class entertainment for our fans and yet additional economic benefits for the region,” said Orlando City President and Founder, Phil Rawlins. “More Brazilians travel to Orlando than from any other country of origin, and we are excited to offer this exhibition to not only our fans, but tourists visiting the region. This once more proves our commitment to further strengthen Orlando’s image as the ‘Soccer Capital of the South’ both nationally and around the world.”

The 2013 Copa Sul-americana runner up, Ponte Preta sees the opportunity of facing Orlando City as an important step in developing its brand on the international stage.

“We want explore new horizons, increase our fan base within and outside Brazil, as well as generate new international business opportunities for Ponte (Preta),” said Gustavo Valio, Ponte’s Chief Finance Officer and president of the club’s Commission of Internationalization.

The oldest professional soccer team in continuous operation in Brazil, Ponte Preta will be the third Brazilian team to square off against the Lions in Orlando in the last three years. Orlando City also played powerhouses Fluminense FC twice, and São Paulo FC.

After helping bring the Mexican National Team back to Orlando after more than 20 years for a match against rival Costa Rica on June 27 and hand delivering Orlando’s official bid to host the Copa America Centenario USA 2016, the Lions once more defy expectations by attracting top international talent to the City Beautiful.

In addition, the Lions faced other international sides including two matches against Italian Serie A legends AS Roma, and English sides Bolton FC and Stoke City FC.

To purchase season, group or individual tickets for the Lions’ MLS matches, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com or call 855-ORL-CITY.  Also, follow the latest Orlando City news and updates via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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About Orlando City SC:

The only Major League Soccer (MLS) team in Florida, the Lions’ first team set the U.S. record for best start of any professional soccer club in its first 100 league matches (66-12-22). Orlando City has won three USL PRO regular season titles and two postseason championships. Outside of the first squad, OCSC also has a youth club, Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) and a U-23 team that participates in the PDL. For more information on the pro and youth clubs, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com and www.OrlandoCityYouth.org.

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The Republic Tickets Now On Sale

The Republic
The Republic Tickets Now On Sale with All-new Web Site for Innovative Immersive Theater Experience
The Republic launches an all-new web site as tickets go on sale for this innovative new immersive theater experience debuting in Orlando, Florida in May 2015.
Tickets are now on sale for The Republic, a immersive theater experience that brings the world of video gaming to life through an interactive, innovative performance.  Set to run 11 weeks in Orlando, Florida, The Republic will allow players (guests) to take on an important role in a conflicted society with their actions determining how the rich story ends.
Just 30 players will experience The Republic at a time, interacting with 12 performers across more than 25 individually designed spaces, created inside an 18,000 square-foot warehouse near downtown Orlando.
Tickets are now available for all 11 weeks of performances on The Republic’s newly redesigned web site at TheRepublicGame.com.  The new web site also offers a closer look at some of The Republic’s characters as well as a full list of performers.
The full performance run of The Republic begins May 30, with experiences taking place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings throughout June and July.
The Republic experience dates:
May 30; June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27; July 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25.
Thursday evenings will have one performance at 8pm and Friday and Saturday evenings will have two performances at 7:30pm and 10pm.  The experience lasts roughly 90 minutes.  Tickets for these 9 weeks of performances start at $35.
Players wanting to be among the first to step into The Republic can take part in the “beta test” during the Orlando Fringe Festival on May 14, 15, 21, 22, and 23, helping the design team to perfect the experience before its official grand opening at the end of May.
In addition, The Republic has partnered with Halloween Extreme to offer a separately-ticketed behind-the-scenes opportunity on May 16 as part of the convention’s Central Florida Bus Tour.  More information and tickets for that special experience can be found at HalloweenExtreme.com.
Fans are encouraged to continue to follow along on The Republic Production Blog at http://blog.TheRepublicGame.com.
For more information, visit www.TheRepublicGame.com. Like The Republic on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheRepublicGame, and follow us on Twitter @TheRepublicORL.  Join our society on social media using #TheRepublic.
The Republic
About The Republic
Immersive theater meets gaming in this innovative, interactive performance experience. Step into a fully designed world inhabited by intriguing characters and take on an important role in our conflicted society. Your decisions dictate how the rich story ends.
You will be watched. You will be deceived. You will be touched.
Created by theme park attraction designer Sarah Elger, The Republic is being brought to life via the talents of artists, writers, musicians, designers, engineers, and performers each utilizing their skill sets to offer a completely unique live experience featuring:
 – More than 25 fully designed, immersive spaces across 18,000 square feet
 – Interactive elements that will change your very surroundings
 – Elaborate, engaging story delivered by improvisational performers who will get up close and hands on
 – Original musical score and soundtrack to immerse you in the world
 – Multiple endings, dictated by your actions, offering a different experience with every visit


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Artegon Marketplace Calendar of Events: April-June 2015

Artegon Marketplace Calendar of Events: April-June 2015

 Artegon Marketplace Orlando

There is always someing going on at Artegon Marketplace!

The Art of Beer returns April 14; Art of Fashion struts on April 18;

Food Truck Fridays roll in on April 24 … and more!


In addition to experiencing Orlando’s most unique shopping experience, visitors to Artegon Marketplace Orlando are also treated to a frequent schedule of special events and recurring activities. From the permanent Sky Trail ropes course to weekend entertainment and seasonal events, there’s always something fun going on for everyone at Artegon Marketplace. Here’s a look at the line-up ahead and mark your calendar.


Signature Special Events:

Art of Beer at Artegon April 14


Mark your calendar to join ‎Artegon Marketplace for The Art of Beer on Tuesday, April 14 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Enjoy a night of craft beer plus live music and tantalizing treats from Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, all for FREE (while supplies last). Relax on the patio while enjoying freshly poured, hand-crafted ales from Orlando Brewing. Mingle with the artisans from The Village at Artegon Marketplace and discover a new way to shop local.

 fashion show artegon marketplace


Art and fashion will come alive during this FREE, one-of-a-kind fashion show featuring upcycled fashions and original, handmade goods from marketplace artisans Jortra Boutique, Pletora and Enviroelectric. After the show, stick around for the sip and stroll!



The third Saturday of every month features this FREE art, food and wine stroll through the Village at Artegon Marketplace. Mingle with artisans displaying their hand-crafted items and art while enjoying complimentary bite-sized treats, wine from Orlando’s own Quantum Leap Winery, and the jazz jams of a live three-piece band.



Artegon Marketplace’s “Food Truck Friday” truck rally held on the fourth Friday of every month returns on April 24. Gather on Artegon’s front patio for live music, entertainment and a kaleidoscope of food options, plus savor a unique deal: bring a purchase receipt of at least $10 from The Village at Artegon Marketplace to guest services and redeem for $5 in Food Truck Bucks.



Loft 55 Gallery & Boutique has partnered with Artegon Marketplace to present Orlando’s first-ever Art & Wellness Expo featuring over 100 craftspeople, artisans and wellness vendors. This is a FREE event for the public showcasing Central Florida’s cultural arts and natural health community. Highlights include color therapy yoga; workshops in art therapy and breathe-work/meditation; a live body painting competition; aura photography; a community mural; guest speakers; raffles and giveaways; artists at work; live performances, DJs and more! Keynote guest speakers include medical expert and plant-based pharmacist Dustin Rudolph, author of the book “The Empty Medicine Cabinet.” More details, including a Call to Artists page, at https://www.facebook.com/

This event is sponsored by: Loft 55 Gallery & Boutique; Artegon Marketplace; Defined Enterprises; Get a Board Foundation; Wolfefx Body Makeup; Cafe TuTu Tango


Weekend and Recurring Entertainment:

Check here for the most up-to-date list of upcoming events: http://www.artegonmarketplace.

All events are subject to change without notice.


Sunday, April 19 — 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Artegon Marketplace welcomes the Central Florida Diecast Club to the Community Room.  Diecast collectors from across Central Florida will be meeting to trade, sell and talk about their collectibles and all are welcome!


Wednesday, April 22 — 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tea Craze presents a Custom Blending Class (Part 1).  The cost is $15.00 per person.  For reservations, call 407-732-1807.


About Artegon Marketplace Orlando:

Artegon Marketplace Orlando is a 1.1 million-square-foot shopping attraction and artisan marketplace that has transformed Orlando shopping into a new kind of experience. Located on the north end of International Drive and catering to local residents and visitors, alike, Artegon Marketplace is the area’s destination for one-of-a-kind stores, shops and foods. Unique to the shopping attraction is The Village at Artegon Marketplace, housing 165 artisanal shops and stores where local craftspeople sell and demonstrate their products and services. Guests can also discover the area’s only Bass Pro Shops, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Sheplers Western Wear and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, plus climb a ropes course, take in a movie at Cinemark Theaters, and much, much more.  For operating hours, directions and more information, visit Artegon Marketplace Orlando (ArtegonOrlando.com.) Like onFacebook and Follow on Twitter and Instagram #ArtegonMarketplace. The center is owned and operated by Paragon Outlet Partners, LLC, considered one of the most influential and forward-thinking development firms in the nation’s retail real estate industry.

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