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Camping World Stadium Renovation

Transformation defined by savings, speed, and durability

Project Facts

Location Orlando, Florida
Owner City of Orlando
Cost $207.7 million
Status Completed 2014
Capacity 65,000 seats


Since this major renovation, Camping World Stadium has reclaimed its economic generating mojo. The project team completed this $207.7 million overhaul in the ten months between major events, saving significant time and money compared to a total replacement. The resulting facility is 90 percent new, and has since 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 27, 2019. 

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About the project

The challenge presented to the Walter P Moore team 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. We accomplished all of these objectives with an efficient, experienced team and forward-thinking, innovative design. 

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.

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.

The transformed stadium, formerly the Orlando Citrus Bowl, has again become the centerpiece for attracting big events to the Orlando region, redefining the historic stadium’s aesthetics and fan experience.

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2016 ACEC National Engineering Excellence: Recognition Award

2016 ACEC Florida Engineering Excellence: Grand Award

2016 Orlando Business Journal Top 5 Construction Projects in Central Florida