If you're looking for college football or an Orlando City soccer game, Camping World Stadium is the place to be. Even with a capacity of over 65,400, this arena fills up pretty quickly for events such as the VRBO Citrus Bowl, Camping World Bowl, All America Game and NFL Pro Bowl. If you want to find Camping World Stadium parking, you often need to arrive early in the morning, or plan ahead and book your spot before the game begins.
The story of the venue began in 1936, when the stadium opened as the Florida Citrus Bowl with a capacity of only 8,900 seats. It gradually expanded seating over time (enough for really large events) and changed its name to Camping World Stadium in 2016. The current 65,400 seats can increase to up to around 70,200. Even with all those seats, the games often fill up, and parking is scarce. The wise player wouldn't want to be caught looking for a parking space in the blistering heat of the Florida sun. Instead, book your spot ahead of time using ParkWhiz!
The VRBO Citrus Bowl is played every year on New Year's Day at Camping World Stadium, pitting one college football team against the other. The VRBO Citrus Bowl was previously known under various names: the Tangerine Bowl, the Florida Citrus Bowl, and the Capital One Bowl before it adopted its current moniker. Teams with the most appearances at the VRBO Citrus Bowl include Georgia, Tennessee, and Auburn. In addition to the Citrus Bowl, Camping World Stadium also hosts the Camping World Bowl. This bowl game was originally located at what is now Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in 1990, under the name “Sunshine Football Classic” until the naming rights were sold. Over the years the event has been named the Blockbuster Bowl, Carquest Bowl, MicronPC Bowl, Champs Sports Bowl and Russell Athletic Bowl, among others. The game happens each year after Christmas Day.
Over the stadium's history, many teams had brief stints at Camping World Stadium, with only the soccer team of Orlando City staying for good. During the 1996 Summer Olympics, the stadium was also used as a venue for both men's and women's soccer games. Speaking of soccer, the stadium was used as a venue for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, which brought in 60,000 fans per match. When the stadium fills up, you don't want to play chicken with other drivers in the hot sun while you look for a parking spot. With ParkWhiz, you can book a spot ahead of time and skip circling Camping World Stadium lot.
ParkWhiz is simple and sweet, just like a Florida orange. All you need to do is find your event, book your spot and print your parking pass. Once you bring your ParkWhiz pass with you to the game, all you will have to worry about is what refreshments you want.