FIVE MOTORSPORTS EVENTS OVER THREE CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS
Following a packed bowl season, Orlando’s Camping World Stadium got back to business in February by successfully hosting five motorsports events and safely welcoming 45,000 fans. Returning to the stadium for the first time since 2007, Monster Energy AMA Supercross – Round 7, an FIM World Championship, launched February’s series of events, followed by Monster Energy AMA Supercross - Round 8 and three Monster Jam shows.
Feld Entertainment, the promoter behind all five events, worked closely with Orlando Venues and stadium staff to ensure new health and safety precautions were in place including the requirement of face coverings for everyone, physically-distanced pod seating and reduced capacities. To underscore its commitment to providing a safe environment, Camping World Stadium has received a Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR Facility Accreditation, the gold standard of prepared facilities, which affirms the stadium’s adherence to the highest standards of outbreak prevention, response and recovery.
The bustling live event ecosphere that was once ever-present prior to the pandemic is gradually reemerging with increasing momentum. Camping World Stadium welcomes the opportunity to restore confidence among guests while providing a much-desired outlet for them to reconnect and find joy in live experiences. While the return of live events brings a sense of normalcy, it is also an essential stage in the process of regaining economic vitality.
“Nothing can replace the live show experience, so it’s very exciting reuniting fans to share in that in-the-moment collective live event experience again,” said Orlando Venues Chief Venues Officer Allen Johnson. “We’re grateful to Feld Entertainment for entrusting us to host their premier motorsports properties and we’re looking forward to resuming events with more frequency in the months ahead.”
In June the stadium is set to host the highly-anticipated “Stadium Tour” featuring Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, which marks the first concert since the pandemic began.
About Camping World Stadium
Camping World Stadium is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. Since opening in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration project by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the cost of $115,000 and a capacity of 8,900, the stadium has undergone numerous expansions and name changes over the years. The historic venue underwent a massive $207.7 million reconstruction in 2014, which yielded 90% all-new construction and a completely modernized stadium. Its sustainable design achieved a LEED Silver Certification for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council. The numerous enhancements and amenities include 41,000 lower bowl seats with chair backs, two 360-degree concourses, multiple giant video displays, a 20,000 square-foot plaza deck, a vibrant open-air exterior and unique indoor & outdoor club spaces to serve 5,000 patrons. These upgrades have bolstered Camping World Stadium's ability to draw new high-profile events like neutral-site college football games, the NFL Pro Bowl, NFL pre-season match-ups and big-name concerts while retaining its signature annual bowl games and events. The City of Orlando and its partners at Florida Citrus Sports expect the reconstruction to generate a $300 million annual economic impact. For more information, visit Camping World Stadium.