The 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Game presented by Target will be staged at Orlando City Stadium, home to Orlando City Soccer Club. The annual midsummer event will include nearly a week of activities celebrating the sport and culture of soccer, culminating in a match between the league’s top players and an international club.
“Orlando City SC has played an important role in the rise and advancement of Major League Soccer during the past few years, and we are pleased to bring the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target to this passionate soccer market,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “Next summer, Orlando will be the gathering place for soccer in North America with nearly a week of festivities and meetings. Orlando City Stadium is a world-class venue, and we know the supporters within the Wall will provide incredible energy and support for the MLS All-Stars.”
This will be the seventh major league all-star game to be held in Orlando, the second for MLS. The 1998 MLS All-Star Game was played at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl, where a crowd of more than 34,000 were in attendance.
“On behalf of our Chairman Dan Malasky and our board of directors, we are so pleased that Orlando has been selected to host the MLS All-Star week and equally as delighted that Orlando City SC and its players, staff and supporters will have the opportunity to host this special event,” said Jason Siegel, CEO of the Central Florida Sports Commission. “We know that soccer fans visiting Orlando for the week will have an incredibly positive experience.”
The week-long fan festivities will include the MLS All-Star Concert presented by Target, whose previous headliners have included 2Chainz, Macklemore, X Ambassadors and Aloe Blacc. MLS Works, the league’s charitable arm, will also host various community outreach events. Recent endeavors have included the creation of soccer fields for underserved communities, support of local sustainability programs and providing volunteer opportunities.
Additional information regarding the All-Star Game opponents, matchday and fan festivities will be announced at a later date. The 2019 game will be broadcast on Fox, Univision, the TSN and TVA family of networks, as well as in more than 170 countries.