Faith Deliverance Temple, the family-owned church in Parramore that refused million-dollar offers for their property back in 2013/2014, has apparently reconsidered their position on selling, according to a report by Richard Bilbao for Orlando Business Journal.
The family declined a $4 million offer to buy their land for the new stadium in 2014, hoping to hold out for a whopping $15 million. Rather than foot that considerable bill, the City filed an eminent domain lawsuit which ultimately failed, and decided to move their project immediately west of the church in response. At the time, the property was valued at $750,000.
The ownership behind Orlando City and Orlando Pride paid an estimated $3.45 million for the parcel, located at 625 W. Church Street [GMap], which has served primarily as VIP parking during games since the stadium was built.
Orlando City Soccer has shared that it doesn’t have anything planned for the land at the moment, but it will likely be used in concert with the adjacent vacant greenspace that they use for game day activations moving forward.