Orlando City SC’s soccer-specific stadium in downtown Orlando just added another tenant. On Tuesday, the club announced Orlando City B will play its home matches at the new stadium. Per the club’s release, Orlando City’s stadium is the only permanent home venue of a Major League Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League and United Soccer League team.
The second-year USL team previously played its matches Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Fla.
“I’d like to thank Eastern Florida State College for their warm hospitality and outstanding supporters,” OCB head coach Anthony Pulis said. “We are extremely excited to play in Orlando in such a beautiful stadium next season.”
Orlando City experienced significant success the last time it hosted USL games in Orlando. Before its MLS days, the club played at the then-Citrus Bowl in the USL and won the 2011 and 2013 USL Pro Championships. Orlando City also was the regular-season champion in 2014, its third Commissioner’s Cup.
In 2016, OCB made the USL playoffs as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. OCB fell to the New York Red Bulls II 4-0 in the first round after making the playoffs in a 2-0 victory over Bethlehem Steel FC on the last day of the regular season.