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Orlando Pride and Racing Louisville to play at Daytona Speedway

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Racing Louisville and the Orlando Pride will play at Daytona International Speedway in July as part of the first-ever Daytona Soccer Fest.

The two NWSL clubs will move their regular-season match, originally scheduled for July 2 at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium, to a newly built soccer pitch on the Daytona infield on July 3.

“The two-day lineup at Soccer Fest is very impressive, and now we have a nice local angle with our friends with the Orlando Pride,” said Frank Kelleher, president of Daytona International Speedway. “Soccer Fest is going to provide a little something for the entire family – incredible soccer competition and a wide array of entertainment. At Daytona International Speedway, we are known for hosting world-class events, and Soccer Fest fits that bill. It’s going to be one heck of a July 4th weekend celebration.”

In addition to the soccer games, musician Chance the Rapper will headline the weekend’s entertainment, which will also feature 2021 Latin Grammy Award winner Rauw Alejandro and Adassa from Disney’s “Encanto.”

“We’re excited to bring this incredible match experience to both our players and our fans. The NWSL and women’s soccer continue to grow each day, and we’re happy to be part of this historic opportunity to showcase our Club, our players and our league at one of the most iconic venues in American sports,” said Orlando Pride chairman Mark Wilf. “It’s an honor for our Club and league to continue to lead the charge for women’s professional soccer and to elevate our players with this marquee matchup at Daytona Soccer Fest.”

Tickets for the July 3 matchup are on sale, with day passes and two-day passes available at