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Orlando City's MLS Debut Is a Confirmed 60,000 Sell-Out a Week in Advance

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterMarch 3, 2015

Twitter: @OrlandoCitySC
Orlando City SC @OrlandoCitySC

BREAKING: Operation #FillTheBowl is complete! 60,000 tickets sold! YOU have #FilledTheBowl! http://t.co/54bucwzMNd

Who says Americans don't care about "soccer"?

Orlando City make their MLS debut on Sunday against fellow new franchise New York City FC at the Florida Citrus Bowl, and all 60,000 tickets for the game have been snapped up. 

The club also has fewer than 1,000 season tickets remaining after capping the number on sale at 14,000

No doubt interest in the team has been helped by the marquee signing of Brazilian superstar Kaka, who is the highest-paid player in MLS history. 

Orlando City club president and founder Phil Rawlins said in a statement:

Today we demonstrate how Orlando City and the City Beautiful continue to defy expectations.

We're humbled by the response of our supporters, partners and community. Today we also kick off an exuberant celebration leading into our historic home opener and inaugural season. The excitement is palpable throughout the city and we're thrilled to see all our hard work come to fruition. Come March 8th, we will turn the broadcast purple and show the nation why we are the 'Soccer Capital of the South.' 

[Fox Sports]

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