Orange County

Orlando focused on safety as thousands to gather for Cheez-It Bowl at Camping World Stadium

ORLANDO, Fla. — Football fans are gearing up Thursday as Florida State is set to take on Oklahoma in the Cheez-It Bowl at Camping World Stadium.


Fans of Oklahoma and Florida State will spread out across Orlando before the game starts at 5:30 p.m.

Photos: Orlando focused on safety as thousands to gather for Cheez-it Bowl at Camping World Stadium

The Orlando Police Department said it is taking steps to keep everyone safe.

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Areas like Church Street in downtown Orlando will be busy in the afternoon and evening.

Pre-game festivities are common before big bowl games.

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Local businesses are also hopeful the big crowds will mean big bucks in the register.

An estimated 2,000 thousand college football fans will fill the streets.

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Police said the safety of everyone in the city is their paramount concern.

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