Orlando City are closing in on a Major League Soccer expansion franchise license.

The Lions, champions of the USL PRO League, will learn more about their MLS fate after the city of Orlando and Orange County (Fla.) Commissioners vote on the approval of funds for a new downtown, multi-purpose soccer stadium.

October 7 is the date set for city's vote, to be held at Orlando's City Hall Council Chambers, whilst the County Administration building will house the October 22 commissioners vote.

"We are excited as we begin this final step of securing a downtown soccer stadium for the Central Florida area," Orlando City president Phil Rawlins said in a statement.

"We encourage all of our fans to call their commissioners to show their support in the upcoming weeks."

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