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NFL Pro Bowl comes to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium in 2017!

The National Football League made a very important announcement this week in a press conference at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World – Pro Bowl and Pro Bowl Week are both coming to Orlando and will be hosted here for the next three years beginning January 29, 2017! Visit Ticket4Football for more!


The NFL’s Pro Bowl game is an annual all star game that dates back to 1939, where pro all-star players from the 1939 season played in Los Angeles. World War II forced the game to be discontinued until 1950 where teams from both league conferences (winning teams and non) played. The Pro Bowl was played for a long time in Los Angeles, California until it moved to Aloha Stadium in Hawaii in 1980 where it was played every year until 2009.


Next year’s host city was rumored to be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but instead will be played here in Orlando at Camping World Stadium on January 29th, 2017. Florida has hosted only one Pro Bowl game which was played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami in 2009. Now it’s back and in Orlando! People are going crazy and already getting tents from Survival Cooking to camp outside of the stadium.

We are thrilled to bring, not only the Pro Bowl Game here, but also to create a weeklong Pro Bowl experience for fans from across the country and around the world right here in Orlando,” said Peter O’Reilly, the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Events. “We can only do that with incredible partners, all of whom are represented here today; Florida Citrus Sports, Orange County, City of Orlando, Disney, ESPN, Visit Orlando, and Visit Florida, a great set of partners who have all made this come to fruition,” he said.

Edgewater Eagles Pro Bowl

Central Florida’s own Edgewater Eagles scrimmage with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Mickey Mouse at ESPN Wide World of Sports! [Image credit: Melinda Sparks]

Going from Hawaii to Orlando is a bit of a change, right? We thought so too. Why Orlando? O’Reilly responds, “We had a lot of very interested cities and markets, both domestically and around the world, who were interested in hosting the Pro Bowl but when it came down to it, there’s no more natural home for the Pro Bowl in a time where we want to bring together youth and families in a unique way and celebrate our 88 biggest stars than coming to the City of Orlando, and coming to Orlando, Florida.”

Here are my Top 5 reasons why Pro Bowl in Orlando is VERY COOL thing!

  1. Fans will get the chance to meet their favorite NFL players up close and personal during the Pro Bowl week before the game
  2. Fans can also participate in the NFL FAN EXPERIENCE where you can pass, receive, and kick in various NFL fan based games.
  3. Orlando can demonstrate to the NFL, and the world, that we deserve and would support a local NFL franchise.
  4. Orlando could now become host to USA Football’s Regional Development Camps and provide a great opportunity for young athletes to hone their craft.
  5. The Pro Bowl would provide an economic boost to the surrounding Orlando communities.

Pro Bowl fans can sign up for exclusive presale and pregame info in the next link! NFL tickets will go on sale to the general public this November.

Orlando’s Mayor Dyer hosts “Bike to Work Day” for National Bike Month!

In celebration of National Bike Month in May, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is encouraging Central Florida residents to ride a bike with the best bike lock into work and take an active role in reducing our impact on the environment by using alternative modes of transportation.

This Friday visit site, Mayor Dyer will host “Bike to Work Day,” and ride his bike ride with Central Florida commuters from Loch Haven Park to City Hall in Downtown Orlando. This year’s Bike to Work Day event falls during SunRail’s free service dates and bicycles are welcome on board of all SunRail trains. The closest station to Loch Haven Park is at Florida Hospital (500 East Rollins Street). Following the ride, the nearest station to City Hall is the Church Street Station (99 West South Street).

As part of the event, participants will receive free bike tune-ups from wisperbikes.com, beverages and snacks courtesy of HDR, Inc., and commuter benefits information from reThink. At the conclusion of the ride, medals will be awarded, as well as raffle prizes from some of our local businesses. This year’s sponsors include: CycleHop, David’s World, Orange Cycle, Red Rocket Studios, and Retro City Cycles.

Friday, May 9, 2014
Participants will gather at Loch Haven Park, adjacent to the Mennello Museum starting at 7:30 a.m.

The ride starts at 8:00 a.m. from the Orlando Urban Trail with arrival at City Hall at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Cyclists will leave from Loch Haven Park adjacent to the Mennello Museum of American Art (900 East Princeton Street), utilizing the Orlando Urban Trail, with a final destination at City Hall (400 South Orange Avenue). *A map of the route is attached

(Map PDF)

The City of Orlando has been designated a “Bicycle Friendly Community” consistently since 2000 and is home to more than 300 miles of urban bicycling trails, signed routes and lanes. The City promotes bicycling as a form of transportation by incorporating complete streets policies to make roads safe and accessible to all users, and has created numerous community action initiatives with assistance from the Orlando Police Department to educate cyclists and motorists about the history, safety and benefits of bicycling.

Nuclear Cowboyz Coming to Orlando’s Amway Center Special Discount Offer!

Nuclear Cowboyz is the world’s most explosive, choreographed, arena-based freestyle motocross (FMX) touring production, storms into the Amway Center for the very first time thisMarch 8 and 9. The tour features more than 1000 gravity-defying freestyle tricks by the world’s top freestyle motocross, trials and quad riders, including multi-time X Games medalists Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Taka Higashino, Mike Mason, Matt Buyten, Ronnie Faisst and Colten Moore as well as freestyle heavyweights Derek Garland, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Nick Dunne, Brody Wilson, Marco Picado and more.

The adrenaline-packed show is complete with stunning laser effects, the largest indoor pyrotechnics show and an infectious soundtrack comprised of heavy metal, electronic dubstep and alternative hip hop. Adding to the action, the acclaimed Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors defy their limits of courage through heart-wrenching martial arts performances. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and start at just $20 for adults and $10 for teens.

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Lasers? Kung-fu? Motorcross?  In Orlando?!?

Lasers? Kung-fu? Motorcross?  In Orlando?!?


Orlando Creative Event Firm Introduces State of the Art Technology at ‘One Orlando Leadership Summit’

Cybis, an Orlando-based creative media and event production company, is proud to introduce a uniquely interactive technology at the 2013 One Orlando Leadership Summit.

Participants in the three-day conference will be able to use their personal mobile devices to engage with presenters during several scheduled events including panel discussions and interactive experiences at various locations across the region. Business leaders will also be able to view custom content, changing in real-time, using the new, interactive system. It’s one of several cutting-edge technologies Cybis is using to keep participants engaged throughout the summit.

Cybis is proud to partner with the Metro Orlando EDC to celebrate the region’s assets, opportunities and the challenges its leaders face in positioning Orlando as a top destination for business. Cybis is providing online development, total show experience for the EDC’s One Orlando event with cutting-edge technology, a dynamic projection-mapped stage, rich motion graphics and live-show support. Cybis hopes to leave attendees enthralled and energized to support Orlando’s growth after this one-of-a-kind, invite-only event.

“As a national company based locally, we are honored to be part of the summit that not only showcases our region, but also brings together the brightest minds and influencers within our community,” says Cybis Founder & CEO, Jeff Douglass. “As an Orlando native myself, I’m especially proud to support an event that creates an environment for our leaders to envision a new phase for our region.”

The Orlando summit, intended for regional CEO and senior-level executives, is being held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, December 4-6, 2013. Hosted by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, in partnership with the Central Florida Partnership and Visit Orlando, the summit is intended to allow leaders to see firsthand, the regions assets and opportunities within the context of economic challenges facing the community.

The invitation only event includes visits and tours of major regional assets and detailed briefings designed to help attendees understand effective business practices for development. In an effort to engage and encourage a creative environment, Cybis created a fully immersive and sensory experience. This technology allows users to interact, respond and measure participant results in real-time. Anyone in the audience or group can use their own smartphone, tablet or mobile device to interact and stay engaged at every moment of the conference.

“With this event, we seek to showcase the best of Orlando, by communicating and engaging this audience in a way that many of these participants have never seen before,” says Douglass.

Check back to hear more about #OneOrlando  or #WhyOrlando here and on twitter!

Details on the One Orlando Leadership Summit can be found at http://www.orlandoedc.com/oneorlando.

Cybis is a total creative communication company that consists of four divisions: CREATIVE, TOTAL SHOW MANAGEMENT, EVENT TECHNOLOGY and SCENIC & STAGE. An award-winning creative media and total project management firm, Cybis produces live events nationwide with audiences of any size. Team Cybis delivers branding, broadcast motion graphics and video production, live show design, and integrated print and digital marketing solutions. Established in 1995, Cybis has produced hundreds of events, and inspired a cumulative total of nearly half a million live audience members, in addition to millions who have unknowingly seen their work. We love our work and it shows. For more information on Cybis, please visit our website at http://www.thinkcybis.com.

The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a not-for-profit, private/public partnership. The EDC serves Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando in Florida. Since its start in 1977, the EDC, with the support of its community partners, has assisted thousands of companies relocate, expand and grow in the four-county Metro Orlando (Florida) region. This has led to the creation of more than 173,000 jobs; over $9.4 billion in capital investment; and more than 78.8 million square feet of office and industrial space leased or constructed. For more information, visit http://www.OrlandoEDC.com.