Orlando's new Major League Soccer team says it has sold 10,000 season tickets in advance of its inaugural season.
Orlando City Soccer Club founder and president Phil Rawlins said Thursday that the club hit the barrier this week. It also recognized former Major League Baseball player and Orlando resident Ken Griffey Jr. as its 10,000th central Florida resident to purchase season tickets for the upcoming 2015 season. The Lions open training camp on Friday.
The team is capping season ticket sales at 14,000 for its inaugural season, which begins March 8 against New York City FC at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. Orlando City and New York FC are both incoming expansion franchises.
Orlando City will begin play a new downtown stadium in 2016.