The Cure Bowl will be the first non-soccer sporting event and first college football game to take place at Exploria Stadium, since its opening in March 2017. The kickoff for the seventh-annual Cure Bowl will be December 17, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. on the ESPN Network.
Exploria Stadium located in the heart of downtown Orlando is home to the Orlando City Soccer Club of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The state-of-the-art venue seats 25,500 and is within walking distance of the historic Church Street Entertainment District.
Exploria Stadium was 100% privately funded at a cost of $155 million. It features a 360-degree lower bowl, North America’s first safe-standing supporters’ section – dubbed “The Wall” – and a four-sided canopy roof to keep the noise in and weather out. In Section 12, there are 49 rainbow-colored seats to memorialize the victims of the tragedy at Pulse Night Club. The stadium also houses the Club’s Front Office.
To date, the stadium has hosted the U.S. Men’s National Team, 2017 NWSL Championship, NCAA Women’s College Cup, 2018 MLS Combine, Florida Cup, 2018 SheBelieves Cup, and 2019 MLS All-Star Game.