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Orlando City kicks off, closes 2020 season at home

Orlando City will kick off and close new coach Óscar Pareja’s debut season at home in Exploria Stadium.

Lengthy road trips that included midweek games and playing in the peak heat and humidity regularly have thwarted Orlando City’s momentum in the past, but the Lions will have fewer of those headaches in 2020.

From late May through mid-August, Orlando City is not scheduled to play any daytime games.

Orlando City’s midweek games either feature two home games during the sets or two contests relatively close together, cutting down on grueling cross-country trips during busy weeks.

The schedule is not without challenges and does not include any non-MLS tournaments such as the U.S. Open Cup.

Orlando City kicks off the season at home against Real Salt Lake on Feb. 29 at 6 p.m., then plays three of its next four matches on the road: at Colorado March 7, at LA Galaxy March 22 and at New York Red Bulls March 28.

If Orlando City is in the playoff hunt, a compressed swing in August could be a big hurdle. The Lions host D.C. United Aug. 15, visit expansion side Inter Miami CF on Aug. 20 and visit Atlanta United on Aug. 23.

The Lions will host both Atlanta United (April 26) and Inter Miami CF (July 10), playing the rival clubs twice during the 2020 season.

Orlando City will be featured on six nationally broadcast matches, with the rest airing on Fox 35 Plus (WRBW-Channel 65).

The Lions are offering season ticket packages for its 17 home games that start at less than $17 per match. The club is also selling a holiday gift pack that offers fans a chance to buy tickets to the Orlando City, Orlando Pride and OCB season openers along with two coffee mugs. For more information, visit OrlandoCitySC.com or call 855-ORL-CITY.

Orlando City 2020 Schedule

Sat., Feb. 29: Real Salt Lake, 6 p.m., Fox 35 Plus  

Sat., March 7: at Colorado Rapids, 9 p.m., Fox 35 Pus

Sat., March 14:  Chicago Fire, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus                                         

Sun., March 22: at LA Galaxy, 6 p.m., UniMas

Sat., March 28: at New York Red Bulls, 1 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Sat., April 4: Montreal Impact, 3 p.m., Fox 35 Plus                                            

Sat., April 11: at Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Sat., April 18: FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Sun., April 26: Atlanta United, 1 p.m., ESPN

Sat., May 2: at Montreal Impact, 1 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Wed., May 6: Houston Dynamo, 7 p.m., Fox 35 Plus                                        

Sat., May 9: Minnesota United, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus    

Sat., May 16: at D.C. United, 7 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Sat., May 23: Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus      

Sat., May 30: Portland Timbers, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus   

Sat., June 6: at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Sat., June 13: New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Sat., June 20: at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Sat., June 27: at Chicago Fire, 8 p.m., UniMas

Wed., July 1: at New York City FC, 7 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Sat., July 4: Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Fri., July 10:  Inter Miami CF, 8 p.m., ESPN           

Sat., July 18: at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus                                

Sat., July 25: Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus 

Sat., Aug. 1: at FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus                                         

Sat., Aug. 8: at Vancouver Whitecaps, 10 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Sat., Aug. 15: D.C. United, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus              

Thur., Aug. 20: at Inter Miami CF, 7:30 p.m., UniMas                                      

Sun., Aug. 23:  at Atlanta United, 2:30 p.m., Fox                

Sat., Aug. 29: at Philadelphia Union, TBD, Fox 35 Plus                                     

Sat., Sept. 12: Nashville SC, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus                            

Sat., Sept. 19: NYCFC, 7:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus                                       

Sat., Sept. 26: at Toronto FC, 7 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

Sun., Oct. 4: New England Revolution, 4:30 p.m., Fox 35 Plus

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