Florida Has Largest “World Football” Stadium Now

In Florida – the land of college and professional football – it might be difficult for state sports fans to discover that the new Orlando City Soccer Team of the MLS is playing in the Florida Citrus Bowl (70,000), giving Florida the largest professional stadium in that sport.

floridatraveler ORLANDO CITY SC

The Citrus Bowl Is Now Orlando City’s Home

Of course, football is king in Florida and lately the college teams have outscored the professional teams in championships.  In fact, the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548) and Florida State University’s Doug Campbell Stadium (82,300) are larger in capacity than the biggest pro field: Sun Life Stadium (Miami Dolphins AND University of Miami) with its 78,468 seats.

floridatraveler BEN HILL GRIFFIN

Ben Hill Griffin – Home of the Gators

Everbank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaquars, is in fourth with 76,867 seats, while Raymond James Stadium, which hosts the Tampa Bay Bucs and the University of South Florida is sixth with 65,647 seats.

But guess what?  None of these sports venues can match the sports stadium with the largest capacity in Florida.  The Daytona International Speedway with 167,785 seats rank second only to the Indianapolis International Speedway as the largest sports sit in the United States.

floridatraveler Daytona-Speedway

167,785 seats plus standing room

About floridatraveler

Historian and travel writer M. C. Bob Leonard makes the Sunshine State his home base. Besides serving as content editor for several textbook publishers and as an Emeritus college professor, he moderates the FHIC at www.floridahistory.org
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