In preparation for consideration to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Camping World Stadium in Orlando enlisted two Maeda mini cranes to help give the iconic stadium a much-needed upgrade.
Two of our MC405-3 Mini Crawler Cranes were chosen because of their compact size, mobility, and ability to access the various levels and concourses of the stadium worksite. With rated capacity of 8,480 pounds and a 55’ hook height off the main boom, the MC405’s have been tasked with erecting new steel within the existing stadium structure.
According to a Host City article, work was done during the $60m final phase of an ambitious “top to bottom” renovation that in total cost $267m. The two Maeda MC405 mini cranes are playing an integral part in the steel erection phase of the reconstruction.
Hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup could generate more than $5 billion in short-term economic activity, according to the United Bid Committee, including supporting approximately 40,000 jobs and more than $1 billion in incremental worker earnings across North America. We’re glad the Maeda mini cranes could contribute.
The stadium, built in 1936 and formerly known as the Citrus Bowl, has been home to a number of sports teams and events over the years. Pro football, college football, Wrestlemania, Billy Graham Crusades, concerts, the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and much more have been hosted at the stadium.