The Florida Citrus Bowl has been a host to college football bowl games almost since its construction in 1936.
Most notable among college post-season games played in the facility was the Tangerine Bowl, which in the 1980's underwent the first of a number of name changes in deference to corporate sponsors.
The building itself underwent similar name changes, and while referred to as the Florida Citrus Bowl it is formally known as "Orlando-Orange County Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium."

Built in 1936 as Orlando Stadium, what is now formally known as the Orlando-Orange County Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium served as the home of the USFL's Orlando Renegades in 1985.

With a seating capacity of over 65,000, the Citrus Bowl today serves as the home of two college bowl games (the Florida Citrus Bowl, which was originally known as the Tangerine Bowl; and the Champs Sports Bowl, which was originally the Sunshine Football Classic), as well as the annual game between Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman.  It had also served as the home stadium for the University of Central Florida, but in 2005 UCF began construction on a new facility, and in 2007 will play at its own 45,000 seat Bright House Networks Stadium.

In September 2006, Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer announced a $ 175 million expansion/renovation project for the stadium as part of a $ 1 billion-plus "Triple Crown for Downtown" program that will also renovate the Orlando Centroplex and build a new arena for the NBA's Orlando Magic.


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