Camping World Stadium Renovation


City of Orlando


Construction Cost: $162 million

Size: 65,000 seat capacity

Completion Date: January 2014

Camping World Stadium Renovation


The transformed Camping World Stadium, formerly the Orlando Citrus Bowl,  has again become the centerpiece for attracting big events to the Orlando region. The project team completed a $207.7 million overhaul in the ten months between major events, saving significant time and money compared to a total replacement. The transformation redefined the historic stadium’s aesthetics and fan experience. Our challenge was to deliver a beautiful exposed structure, adhere to an austere budget, meet a lightning schedule, and ensure lower long-term maintenance costs than contemporary facilities.

Hitting the Window
To speed construction, Walter P Moore used a non-traditional combination of structural steel and precast concrete for the primary structure. This allowed builders to begin fabrication of most of the structure well in advance of demolition. Once on site, four teams simultaneously erected various parts of the structures independently, saving construction days with parallel construction tracks.

Emulative Design
To reduce future maintenance, Walter P Moore improved industry-standard connections by borrowing concepts of emulative design from its traditional application in high-seismic regions. Designers sought to replicate the higher durability of cast-in-place concrete by virtually eliminating exposed and field-welded connections and by using an innovative seating connection. In the steel circulation structures, highly aesthetic connections were detailed to reduce long-term rusting potential.

Since its transformation, Camping World Stadium has reclaimed its economic generating mojo. The facility has hosted enormous crowds at MLS games, concerts, Monster Jam and is home to three NCAA Football Bowl Games: the Citrus Bowl, the Camping World Bowl and the AutoNation Cure Bowl. Camping World Stadium also hosted the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl on January 27th, 2019.