CHAMPIONS GATE, Fla., Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Cup is an international soccer tournament that brought nine of the world's top soccer clubs to Florida, January 10th through the 20th. The games were televised live to 180 countries reaching over 215 million homes. In Orlando, the games were played at ESPN Wide World of Sports and ChampionsGate - a sports oriented city, home of Lennar's flagship residential and vacation community of the same name - opened up their eight regulation size soccer fields to make a practice home for two of the nine teams participating in the tournament: Bayer 04 Leverkusen from Germany and 2015's Brazilian League champion, SC Corinthians Paulista.
Lennar Homes, the second largest homebuilder in the United States and Greater Orlando's largest, is a key supporter of professional soccer in Central Florida with the sponsorship of the Florida Cup 2016 and a multiple year commitment to Orlando City Soccer Club.
"It is our vision to collaborate with community and business leaders to create an environment in which Orlando may one day become the Soccer Capital of the United States" Paulo Bethencourt Neto, Vice President of International Sales & Marketing for LENNAR HOMES Orlando Division
Lennar Orlando hosted a remarkable concentration of high profile international athletes at the new fourteen million dollar resort-style Oasis Club at ChampionsGate, a series of team specific VIP events were held for: Independiente Santa Fe, SC Internacional, Shakhtar Donetsk and Fluminense FC. In addition Lennar hosted a special event for the 2016 Florida Cup All Star Luncheon.
Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) was founded in 1954 and is today the nation's second largest home builder. Lennar Orlando is the largest homebuilder in the Greater Orlando area, currently building in 40 active lifestyle communities in Central Florida including their flagship community, ChampionsGate. The billion dollar resort-style community of Lennar Orlando's ChampionsGate is one of the most sought-after communities in Central Florida, conveniently located a few miles from Walt Disney World, with stunning home designs, 917 acres of lush landscaping and luxury amenities.
SOURCE Lennar Orlando