Orlando Car Rentals and the Orlando Predators
Are you a sports fan looking for a good game to catch while on your Orlando rental car trip? Check out an Orlando Predators game! Even if you are not a huge fan of arena football, the Predators are sure to put on a game that will entertain even the most skeptical out there. Load the family in the Orlando rental car and head down to the arena for some fun and excitement you’ll see on the field!
The Orlando Predators were created in 1991, and since then have been able to consistently rank among the top in the league. Throughout the team’s history the Predators have qualified for the playoffs for 13 consecutive years and have posted a league-record of 13 consecutive winning seasons! Since its inception, the team has played at the TD Waterhouse Centre, also known as The Jungle due to the hostile environment from the fans, harsh smoke that fills the arena during the players introduction, and a Guns N' Roses song which "welcomes" other teams. Take your Orlando car rental down to TD Waterhouse Center and let yourself get caught up in the excitement and fun of the moment!
For those of you heading to Orlando in your car rental that are not familiar with the Orlando Predators and the sport of Arena Football, think of it as a blend of football and hockey without the ice. While attending an indoor soccer game in 1981, Jim Foster, a former executive of the National Football League, had an idea. Based on traditional North American football, Foster began developing the basic rules of the sport that would become known as Arena Football. Essentially the game is broken down into four 15 minute quarters, 15 minute halftime and 15 minutes of overtime. The field is 85 feet wide and 50 yards long with no out of bounds, instead the sidelines are girded by 48-inch high, high-density foam padding.
Greatest Team in the AFL
As part of the Arena Football League’s 20th anniversary celebration, the league released its list of the 20 greatest games ever played and the Orlando Predators were featured four times on the list! The team has become known as being one of the premier franchises in Arena Football League history and are seen as one of the greatest teams in AFL history and you will get to see just amazing this team can be when you check them out during your Orlando car rental adventure.
The Predators are not just about football! They are also heavily active off of the field as well. The team is heavily involved in helping out the community through their Foundation. Chartered in 2004, the foundation was initially formed to allow the Predators to better organize its community relations to help out the lives of fellow Floridians. The main event that the Foundation costs is the annual Black and Red Ball. This event helps the Conductive Education Centers of Florida, the Ronald McDonald Homes of Orlando and other various local charities.
Another major event created by the Predators Foundation included a “Predators Loose in the Zoo” promotion with the Central Florida Zoo. Attendees at the zoo received special discounts when they donated school supplies. The Predators collected those supplies and donated them to needy school children throughout Central Florida.
If you would like to help out or contribute to The Orlando Predators Foundation you can call 407-447-3320.
Join in the excitement during your Orlando car rental vacation and be one of the 1.3 million fans have watched the Predators in action!