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Parishioners rejoice at Faith Deliverance Temple. Photo by Amy Green
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In Parramore, The Church That Stood Up To City Hall And Won

Orlando was poised to break ground on a new $155 million Major League Soccer stadium when something got in the way: Faith Deliverance Temple. The 100-member congregation refused to give up its Parramore home for the stadium that city leaders vowed would bring an economic revival to the chronically distressed community. Faith Deliverance Temple was the church that stood up to City Hall and won.
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“We want to be the very best neighbor to Parramore we can be,” says Orlando City Soccer Club president Phil Rawlins. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Rawlins: Stadium Can Be Catalyst For Economic Regeneration

One of the biggest physical transformations coming to Parramore is the soccer stadium. It’ll be Major League Soccer’s third largest stadium- seating 25,500 spectators. Some Parramore residents say the stadium will bring new opportunities, while others say it’s not what this neighborhood needs.
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Parramore residents at a neighborhood corner store. Photo: Michael Justice.
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Communities Near Parramore Brace Themselves for Development

Construction on a new soccer stadium has opened Orlando’s historically black Parramore community to a wave of change. Long-time residents teeter between fear and hope; some fear they’ll be swept up and forgotten; others hope they’ll see better opportunities in the blighted area. But as development sets in Parramore, it’s also creeping west toward the Washington Shores and West Lakes communities. 90.7’s Renata Sago spoke with residents there who are bracing themselves for change that’s headed their way.
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