The owners of the Minnesota Vikings have finalized the purchase of Orlando City SC – giving the Wilf family full stake of the MLS franchise.
The deal was announced the end of last week. Mark Wilf, Zygi Wilf and their cousin, Lenny Wilf – will serve as managing partners.
The Wilf family has finalized its acquisition of Orlando City SC and the Orlando Pride, making them the clubs' new majority owners ⚽️
The DeVos family, owners of the Orlando Magic, has also joined the ownership group as a limited partner. pic.twitter.com/WNlXNexOLw
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) July 23, 2021
Mark Wilf will serve as chairman and governor for the club.
The price of purchase was not disclosed, but the deal includes the Orlando Pride club in the National Women’s Soccer League and Exploria Stadium — in addition to numerous training facilities and other soccer-related assets.
“We are humbled to become stewards of Orlando City SC and the Orlando Pride, clubs with strong and established foundations on the pitch, with renowned supporters and a passionate fan base, and in a community we are extremely proud to represent,” Mark Wilf said in a statement.
A notable quote from Mark Wilf, new Chairman of Orlando City and Pride, down at the bottom: “Building the Pride, both on and off the field, is of utmost importance to us.”
Duffy mentioned it on Friday, the Wilf family has signaled strong commitment to the Pride already. https://t.co/7h9Kh1R2kX
— Gavin Ewbank (@GavinEwbank) July 25, 2021
Orlando City SC made their way into the MLS in 2015 as an expansion franchise and The Pride began NWSL play in 2016. Orlando Magic chairman Dan DeVos will serve as an advisor to the Wilf family, helping them with the transition.
The DeVos family has been a pillar in the Orlando sports community since they purchased the Orlando Magic in 1991 for $85 million.