Orlando’s new Major League Soccer stadium will have a sunken field; more than three dozen luxury suites; roofed seating bowls; and plenty of places to drink and carouse. After more than a year of speculation, Orlando City Soccer Club on Tuesday released details and renderings of the $110 million stadium featuring an open plaza where passers-by can look down on a field sunken 10 to 12 feet below street level. The stadium, scheduled to open before the MLS expansion franchise’s 2016 season, would include:
•A seating capacity of 19,500, with the structural ability to expand to 25,000 in the future.
•A grass field open to the sky, and seating sections on three sides that are covered by overhanging roofs. They’re designed to protect fans from the elements and reflect raucous crowd noise back into the stadium.