Following the sale of the Orlando Predators to multi-millionaire David Siegel, the arena football team will no longer play their home games at the CFE Arena on UCF campus after the 2014 season.
On Tuesday, Siegal announced in a news conference that he has purchased the team and will be moving the franchise back to the Amway Center in downtown Orlando.
The Predators moved to the CFE Arena after Orlando officials declared the team in default of the lease that required them to have an average of 6,000 fans per home game at the Amway Center. The Predators fell just short, averaging 5,878 fans in their last season in downtown Orlando. The Predators have hovered around attendance of about 5,000 fans per game so far at the CFE Arena.
Since moving to UCF campus, students have got to enjoy discounted tickets to games with a valid UCF student ID. It is unclear if that discount will still be in effect once the team moves back to the Amway Center
Predators is a great football franchise and I look forward to helping them to remain highly competitive for years to come,” Siegal said in a news release.
The final Predators home game on UCF campus is scheduled for July 26 against the Arizona Rattlers.