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Orlando City Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

Populous designed the 432,949-square-foot Orlando City Stadium with several metal applications. Insulated metal panels (IMPs) were used to break up a multistory façade on the west side of the stadium, where they enclose the club and press levels, team offices, press box and suites. Canopies provide shading and reflect crowd noise to the pitch. Perforated metal was used on the scoreboard to allow wind through and to create the Orlando City Soccer Club’s logo. Additionally, metal panels respond to the context of surrounding architecture, some of which has metal panels in similar colors.

Eastern Corp. installed 18,360 square feet of BENCHMARK by Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc.’s Designwall 4000 IMPs: 16,360 square feet in Silversmith, 1,350 square feet in City Purple and 650 square feet in Pewter. Silversmith is the primary color. Bands of Pewter are incorporated between glazing and other metal panels. City Purple was used for metal panel mullion cap projections at window openings on the concourse and club levels. Eastern also installed 5,300 square feet of Dri-Design’s perforated metal panels in City Purple and Overjoy Yellow.

Orlando City Stadium is home to Major League Soccer’s Orlando City Soccer Club and National Women’s Soccer League’s Orlando Pride. It was completed for $132 million in March 2017.