June 9th vs. Charleston Visitor Advice

Discussion in 'Orlando City S.C.' started by Eddie Stiel, May 7, 2012.

  1. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member

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    I'm from San Francisco. I'm going to Tampa for the WCQ vs. Antigua and then on to Guatemala for the WCQ there. I fly from Orlando to Guatemala City early on the 10th and don't want to pay for a hotel for only a few hours. I'm arriving in Orlando by bus early the afternoon of the 9th and would like to check out Orlando City vs. Charleston before taking the public buses to the airport to wait for my flight. I have everything figured out except for where I can store my backpack during the match. I asked your FO, but they said I couldn't bring my bag into the stadium nor can they store it for me during the match.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I could rent a car for the day, but I'd like to avoid the hassle if possible.

    Thanks.


  2. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays Copy editing is now my hobby.

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    You're more than welcome to hang out with either supporters' group tailgate. Both are open to anyone who wishes to interlope, and typically really get going at 5pm.

    As for somewhere to stash your backpack, I'd ask Papadop. :)
  3. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

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    I am planning to do the same thing as you as my dad lives in Tampa. I am driving down from charleston for the US match staying the night there with my Dad and then driving over for the Battery v Orlando match on the 9th. Not sure if I am going to head back to my dad's or head back north to charleston after the match. there might be a few more Battery fans joining me but not 100% sure yet

    I might be able to store it in my car during the match at least, I would offer a ride from tampa but not sure if my family who lives there will be coming to the match or not yet, if so I might not have room in my car but I should know a few days before hand if you can wait that long I would be happy to offer you a ride from Tampa to the match. I met quite a few of the Ruckus and ILF guys that came up for the Battery match last year so they are a solid bunch and I am sure I will stop by the tailgate before hand as well.
  4. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member

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    Mikey,

    Your offers are awesome. I hope your car is full from Charleston and Tampa with other supporters and/or family members. I'm going to take the Amtrak bus from Tampa to Orlando on Saturday morning. That will give me an opportunity to explore Orlando a little before the match. But I would like to take you up on your offer to store my bag during the match. I would have replied in PM, but can't figure out how to do it.


  5. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

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    No problem, I think to start PM you use the "inbox" tab at the top and brings up a "Start a new conversation" tab.

    Once I nail down all my plans Ill send you my details and try to meet up on Friday night at the US match.
  6. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays Copy editing is now my hobby.

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    Hey Mikey, any of your other friends coming down for at least the Orlando match?
  7. Mikey mouse

    Mikey mouse Member

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    There are a few others but we all are making our own plans at this point. once we get closer to the date we'll see how many are still in.

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