Electrifying Live Sporting Events to Attend in May

The clock runs down to its last seconds. The ball is in the air. It’s good and your team scores. The crowds go wild!   

If you’re looking for this type of excitement during your time in Orlando, here are the top sporting events you should visit this month while in the City Beautiful.   


If the Orlando Magic can make wishes come true for season and playoff wins, there could be an opportunity to watch the NBA Conference semifinals and NBA Conference finals this May at the Kia Center.   

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Basketball and hoop


Experience why fans across the globe love, live, and breath soccer, or as most of the world affectionately calls it football.   

This internationally loved game has become increasingly popular here in the states with the introduction of the Major League Soccer (MLS) in 1993. The 2024 MLS season is sure to bring fans from all over to watch some goals being made.   

The Orlando City SC is our home team who plays at the newly renamed Inter & Co Stadium (previously Exploria Stadium). They have brought pride to the city by making it all the way to the playoffs in 2023. No pun intended; their mascot is a fierce lion.   

Make your way to a game this May:  

  • May 4 at 7:30 p.m. – Orlando City SC vs. FC Cincinnati 

  • May 15 at 7:30 p.m. – Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami CF  

  • May 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Orlando City SC vs. Columbus Crew  

Additionally, discover the thrill of women’s soccer. Just like their male counterpart, women’s soccer has seen a surge in popularity due to its fast-paced action and fierce competition.  

The Orlando Pride joined the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2016 and is also played at the Inter & Co Stadium. You won’t want to miss this powerhouse team. Join the roaring stands this May: 

  • May 1 at 7:00 p.m. – Orlando Pride vs. North Carolina Courage  

  • May 5 at 7:30 p.m. – Orlando Pride vs. Racing Louisville  

  • May 11 at 7:30 p.m. – Orlando Pride vs. Bay FC 

  • May 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns 

Soccer on field


Be a part of the inaugural season of the Orlando Valkyries this year! This is the start of an exciting journey for the community.   

Our brand-new professional women’s volleyball team, who calls Orlando its home, is part of the Pro Volleyball Federation. The Federation is also completely new with seven teams across the U.S. kicking off their historical first season in 2024.  Witness one of the inaugural games this month at the Addition Financial Arena.   

  • May 9 at 7 p.m. - Orlando Valkyries vs. San Diego Mojo 

  • May 11 at 7 p.m. - Orlando Valkyries vs. Las Vegas Thrill 

Women playing indoor volleyball - new live sport in Orlando​​​​​​​

Score a Great Hotel Stay at Rosen Inn International 

Ready to cheer on an Orlando team? Secure your tickets and show your support!   

Once the game ends, relax and recharge in the comfortable rooms at Rosen Inn International. Book your room before the clock runs out.