ORLANDO, FL – Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, had a prominent presence at this past weekend’s Orlando City SC home game. Recently named proud partner of Orlando City and Orlando Pride, the sponsorship between Brightline, Major League Soccer’s Orlando City and National Women's Soccer League’s Orlando Pride will launch through 2023, showcasing Brightline’s connection between South Florida and Central Florida.
Saturday’s game versus Atlanta United FC featured a video of Orlando City mascot Kingston delivering the game ball to the field at Exploria Stadium from the Brightline train at Brightline’s Orlando Station. The game also featured train ticket promotional giveaways, special interactive fan cam branding and more. Kingston recently visited the Brightline Orlando Station at Orlando International Airport to climb aboard a Brightline train and check out all the amenities in the brand new station. Check out video and photos of Kingston’s Brightline visit here.
"For Brightline, sports play a big role in fostering connections within cities across the region,” said Brightline Vice President Senior Vice President Partnerships and Sales Johanna Rojas. “As a company committed to enhancing transportation and uniting communities, we are excited to share our plans to expand northward, extending the spirit of connectivity through the love of sports."
“Brightline will be a wonderful transportation option for Central Florida as our fans can connect to South Florida traveling for vacation, business or visiting family and friends without enduring the drive,” said Senior Vice President Brand Alliances at Orlando City, Orlando Pride and Exploria Stadium Kelly Hyne. “Our community was thrilled to welcome Brightline teammates to Saturday’s game and look forward to service beginning later this year.”
Central Florida and South Florida fans alike can mark their calendar for September 24, 2023, when Orlando City hosts in-state rivals Inter Miami at Exploria Stadium. Fans can purchase train tickets at gobrightline.com or by downloading the app. An official opening date and inaugural rides will be announced this summer after Brightline has completed required testing. Guests should sign up for Brightline emails on gobrightline.com to be the first to know when summer inaugural rides will go on sale. Brightline is currently offering one-way SMART fares starting at $79 for adults and $39 for kids. Groups of 4+ automatically save an additional 25 percent on SMART fares. Visit gobrightline.com.
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Brightline is the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America. The company currently serves Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach with its Orlando station beginning service in 2023. Brightline was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies in travel, offering a guest-first experience designed to reinvent train travel and take cars off the road. Brightline plans to bring its award-winning service to additional city pairs and congested corridors across the country that are too close to fly and too long to drive, with immediate plans to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. For more information, visit www.gobrightline.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Orlando City SC & Orlando Pride
Orlando City SC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015, and in 2017, moved into its privately-owned downtown soccer stadium. In 2022, Orlando City SC re-launched OCB as a founding member of MLS NEXT Pro to bridge the gap between its successful youth development academy and the First Team.
In November 2015, the Club announced its intention to bring professional women’s soccer to Central Florida and launched Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League. The Pride began league play in April 2016 with a star-studded team of FIFA World Cup Champions. For more information, visit orlandocitysc.com or orlando-pride.com.