Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Orlando seeks proposals for Citrus Bowl reconstruction project.

ORLANDO – On Tuesday, Orlando kicked off the new year by hosting the Capital One Bowl game at the Florida Citrus Bowl stadium, attracting a crowd of more than 62,000 people to watch the Georgia Bulldogs overcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a score of 45-31 that took the game into overtime. That could be the [...]

Unicycles, gospel singing, and Stuff: That’s Amway entertainment.

ORLANDO – As the colors of the American flag were shining brightly on the videos screens inside the Amway Center arena, Charles Haugabrooks brought a massive audience to a moment of complete and total silence. He had the crowd entirely spellbound. He took a brief second to pause. Then Haugabrooks sang out the words “For [...]

Soccer fans pack into Orlando bar to celebrate the Lions.

ORLANDO – There was a hearty crowd at Harry Buffalo’s bar on Church Street on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t just the beer and wings that brought people out. It was actually time to celebrate the growing popularity of a particular sport in Orlando, that being soccer — and to demonstrate there are plenty of [...]

Florida Classic becomes an economic cash register for Orlando.

ORLANDO – Even as early at 10:30 in the morning, it felt like the calm before the storm – literally, in a sense, since meteorologists had predicted rains for Saturday, and grey clouds hovered steadily and ominously above the Citrus Bowl most of the day. As it turns out, it never did rain on the [...]

Paintball field invites patrons to wear a costume — and win a $1,000 prize.

ORLANDO – The entire concept, Spiros Kodouns is the first to admit, is probably a combination that a lot of people don’t usually associate one another with: Halloween activities ….. and paintball. “The Halloween thing is kind of interesting, and it was something that grew,” said Kodouns, who owns and operates Orlando Paintball, the paintball [...]

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