Downtown Orlando is hosting a Downtown Orlando National Championship Victory Party for the UCF Knights Monday night.
The event with begin at 6 p.m. and go through 9 p.m., according to a Facebook event promoting it, but KnightNews.com has learned that local bars will be continuing the celebration after 9 p.m.
The event is being promoted as a Church Street Block Party celebration “with your hometown National Champions,” and a “celebration of perfection!”
We’re working to find out what bar specials and events will happen as the party continues past 9.
Check back for more details as they’re released.
Follow us on Twitter. That’s where we were first broke news of this being in the works today — hours before it was announced.
#BREAKING UCF celebration news:
We’re hearing possible plans in the works for a downtown Orlando victory party for UCF, possibly on Church Street on Monday night. Knight News will let you know once we learn if it comes together. Right now we can confirm it’s being discussed.
— UCF Knight News (@UCFKnightNews) January 4, 2018
WHAT: In recognition of UCF Football’s perfect season and national championship, the City of Orlando, the Downtown Development Board and the University of Central Florida will host a FREE block party on Church Street. This family-friendly event will begin at 6 p.m. and include a pep rally, National Championship recognition, and much more.
Additionally, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will present the team with a Key to the City.
“We are proud of Orlando’s Hometown Team and hope fans from across Central Florida will come out to celebrate this memorable season,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
UCF Athletics Director Danny White added, “As Orlando’s Hometown Team, we’re looking forward to celebrating with our community on Monday night. Thanks to the City of Orlando and Mayor Dyer for helping make this national championship celebration special for our student-athletes and fans.”
WHEN: Monday, January 8
6 p.m. – block party begins
6:45 p.m. – program begins
WHERE: Downtown Orlando
Church Street between Orange Avenue and Garland Avenue
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION:
For information on where to park in downtown Orlando, go to cityoforlando.net/parking. The City of Orlando encourages fans to use alternative forms of transportation including SunRail and LYMMO.