The 2016 Florida Cup brought world-class international pro soccer clubs to several Florida venues, including the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The games, which began on Sunday, Jan. 10, marked the beginning of a broader relationship between Disney and the event. As part of its five-year agreement with 2SV Sports, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will be the official main venue for the tournament.
In addition to the games, the tournament featured a panel discussion and press conference on Friday, Jan. 8, featuring club and league representatives discussing a variety of soccer-related topics, including youth development, sports marketing, and global league structures, among other subjects.
The Florida Cup is one of several prestigious soccer events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which is also the official preseason training home of AS Roma. Additionally, there are eleven soccer events that take place at the ESPN sports complex throughout the year including: the Disney Soccer Showcase, the Disney Soccer Academy, the Disney Cup International, the Disney Memorial Day Soccer Shootout, the Disney 3v3 Soccer Championship, the Disney Pre-Season Soccer Kickoff and the Disney President’s Day Soccer Festival.