ORLANDO STEPS UP TO THE PLATE.
With great excitement and anticipation, Pat Williams, the man who brought NBA basketball to Orlando, announced on November 20, 2019, a renewed effort to make the City Beautiful a Major League Baseball town as well.
From the iconic Taproom at Dubsdread, Williams revealed Wednesday that Orlando’s team will be called the Dreamers, “a nod to Walt Disney and Arnold Palmer and the many other visionaries who helped develop this area into the special place it has become,” said Williams.
“Orlando has proven in the years since the Magic began playing in 1989 that it is every bit a big league sports town,” said Williams. “Soccer fans have embraced the Orlando City Lions, and now it’s time to step up to the plate and make baseball happen, too.”
“Orlando has proven in the years since the Magic began playing in 1989 that it is every bit a big league sports town.”
Seizing on news that MLB hopes to expand by two cities at some point in the future, Williams revealed a plan today to get community support from Central Florida baseball fans, a plan similar to the one he successfully implemented in order to land NBA basketball here in the late 1980s.
“We had no team, no arena and no guarantee of anything back then. Yet central Florida believed, and the season ticket commitments poured in,” recalls the Co-founder of the Magic. “When the NBA saw that we had secured a staggering 14,000 commitments, it was overwhelmed. I believe to this day that Orlando was granted a team because of this area’s unwavering support in that respect. I have no doubt that this number will be easily exceeded this time around!”
With that in mind, Williams today asked that Central Florida baseball fans rally behind bringing a Major League Baseball team to this area by going to OrlandoDreamers.com to show their support and indicate their interest in a season ticket plan. Those who show early interest will get ticket information before it goes public.
Without Pat Williams, Orlando’s sports landscape would not have become what it is today. He believes it can become even greater with the addition of Major League Baseball. How about you?
Are you a Dreamer, too?
Frequently Asked Questions
How will my information be used?
Your information helps show Major League Baseball that Orlando is ready for its own team. Any information you provide is strictly used for the purposes of this effort, and will never be sold to any third-party websites.
Where will Orlando Dreamers play games?
We are presently looking at sites all over Orange County with enough land to build a state-of-the-art facility.
Where will the team come from?
There are several possibilities, including Orlando acquiring a team from another city or Major League Baseball selecting Orlando as a destination for an expansion team.
When will the games begin?
This will be determined later. We must first demonstrate strong community interest in bringing Major League Baseball to Orlando.
Who is the owner?
This will also be determined later. We are putting all our efforts into showing Major League Baseball that Orlando is ready and excited for a team.
Where can we see updates?
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Sign up now to help show Major League Baseball (MLB) that Orlando is ready for its own team. Early submissions will become eligible to get ticketing information before it goes public.