It was a wild scene last night in Downtown Orlando.
About 1400 jammed into the Chayenne Saloon to usher in a new era for sports in region.
The Orlando City Soccer Club will become the 21st MLS franchise.
On hand last night was Florida Governor Rick Scott, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Among the MLS Officials were league President Don Garber, City Lions President Phil Rawlins, who was really what made this a reality, and future MLS owner of the Club Flavio De Augusta.
The Announcement ended what was a political battle that led the club all over the country, including an extensive legislative battle in Tallahassee with state lawmakers and right back down to Rosalind Ave, where the final obstacle included wrangling with Orange County Commissioners who had to green light a 94.5 million dollar venues package, that included funds for a new Soccer Stadium, a mandatory condition of MLS to grant the city a team.
This story sweeps your Wednesday Morning Political Headlines:
WKMG Local 6: Orlando officially getting MLS team
WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: Orlando City Soccer Club joins MLS
CF News 13: Orlando City joins Major League Soccer
Orlando Sentinel: Orlando MLS Soccer Franchise is proff that city has come together
WOFL FOX 35: Orlando City is newest MLS expansion team