Orlando City SC’s Open Cup Match against Tampa Bay Moved to Exploria Stadium

April 11, 2022 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Orlando City SC News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City’s first match in the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will be hosted at Exploria Stadium, the Club announced today. The Lions are set to face USL Championship side Tampa Bay Rowdies on Wed., April 20 at 7 p.m. ET, bringing the historic I-4 Derby back in front of fans for the first time since 2014.

Tickets to the Open Cup Third Round match will go on sale on Tuesday, April 12. 2022 Season Ticket Members will receive a priority access window and preferred pricing, just $10 per ticket, starting at 10 a.m. Tickets for the general public will go on sale at 4 p.m., with pricing starting at $15.

Groups of 10+ can also receive a discount on the single match ticket price. To request more information on group tickets, complete the form here.

The City Fam food and beverage specials will also be available, with select items and combos starting at $5 and $8, respectively.

Prior to Orlando City earning a Major League Soccer expansion franchise, the Lions and Tampa Bay showcased an exciting rivalry as Central Florida’s two sides in the then-USL Pro. In 2014, Orlando defeated Tampa Bay by a 4-1 scoreline in the Third Round of the Open Cup. Since then, the teams have met each other multiple times in preseason preparation but the April 20 match will mark the first officially sanctioned competition since Orlando’s final year in USL.

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