Orlando is already on the map as an entertainment capital. Now, Caribe Royale Orlando is dialing up the fun factor even higher with the debut of its sports-themed Stadium Club that opened in January.  


The two-story, 9,000-square-foot space features high-tech, immersive games, an elevated sports bar menu crafted by “Top Chef” alums and a 110-foot-long wrap-around ribbon television that’s inspired by the infinity screen at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and allows for 360-degree viewing. 


Stadium Club is the latest addition in the resort’s $140 million property transformation that brought about redesigned guest room suites, public areas, restaurants and bars, and expanded meeting and event spaces. The elevated sports bar was built in response to the demand for an energetic and immersive space, says Amaury Piedra, Managing Director of Caribe Royale Orlando Resort.  


“There’s no doubt people are looking for experiences,” Piedra says. “They want to have these unique experiences outside the meeting room and that’s what we’ve been able to accomplish with Stadium Club.”  

Caribe Royale Sports Simulation


Caribe Royale’s Stadium Club also taps into the rich sports and entertainment culture of Florida, and it features state-of-the-art audio and visual experiences. When games are cut to commercial breaks, for example, the elevated sports bar’s DJs can play music with customized playlists and high-tech sound and lighting effects, emulating a live sporting event. 



“We call it the Stadium Club because we want you to feel like you’re in a stadium,” Piedra says. 

Ahead, learn more about the Stadium Club and how meetings and events groups can activate this fun space in new and unique ways.  


Group Events at The Stadium Club  


For corporations, activations in the Stadium Club are decidedly one-of-a-kind: The technology takes cues from stadiums, so, for example, during a buyout, a company’s CEO could give a speech while the cameras pan in the audience or show company highlight reels. Lights and music can also be customized for these types of events, too.   


Stadium Club goes beyond spectatorship, as well, and groups can host unique team building activities with eight pro-level sports simulators that feel like they’re club level boxes within the club.


Caribe Royale Club Stadium


The simulators have a dozen different games available to play. Sports fans could test their skills driving a golf ball on one of 48 virtual courses (no need to bring your own clubs; top-of-the-line TaylorMade clubs are provided) or engage in a football quarterback challenge, play ice hockey on digital ice, kick soccer balls at a virtual goal, shoot hoops on simulated courts or indulge a sci-fi fantasy playing Zomie Dodgeball. The simulators can be adjusted by skill level.  


Stadium Club can host up to 500 people during a buyout. Next up, the team at Caribe Orlando is looking to expand the club by adding an outside patio that can accommodate an additional 100 people.  


A sports lover's paradise, Stadium Club complements other unique meeting spaces at Caribe Royale Orlando, including The Grove, which is a 19,000 square-foot event lawn, as well as state-of-the-art ballrooms, and the Boca meeting rooms that are paired with the charming outdoor Boca Pavilion. In all, Caribe Royale Orlando boasts 240,000 square feet of meetings and event spaces.  


A Winning Menu  


Award-winning chefs Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis—who are both “Top Chef” alumni and behind the celebrated Root & Bone concept—created a high-end sports bar menu for Stadium Club.  

“Sports bars are growing up, and we’ve got the best one with Stadium Club,” McInnis says. 

Stadium Club Chicken and waffles

Some of the menu standouts, the chefs say, include lemon-dusted, sweet tea-brined chicken paired with waffles and drizzled with a bourbon-maple syrup and a honey Tabasco sauce, as well as spicy shrimp tacos made with crispy malanga taco shells, soft-steamed bao buns with char siu pork belly or seared tofu, and a smashburger with black garlic and caramelized onions.  


With their experience on “Top Chef,” Booth and McInnis are no strangers to culinary competition and McInnis says there’s potential to recreate those types of chef-led battles for meeting groups that want an interactive team building experience.   



Stadium Club threads the sports theme throughout its menu, with signature cocktails like an End Zone Elixir made with the indigo-colored Empress 1908 gin, elderflower tonic water, juniper berries and a lemon twist.  

“It’s a really cool space and the menu stands up to all of the technology,” Booth says. “They’ve invested in the entertainment side—with a DJ program and the sports simulators—and the food is one of many elements that's taking Stadium Club to a whole new level.”