A prominent tribute to the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims has been unveiled at Orlando City SC‘s new stadium, as the venue will feature 49-rainbow colored seats.
Located in section 12, the seats are a tribute to the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, which took place on June 12 of last year. In the days following the shooting, Orlando City SC honored the victims during a home game on June 18 at Camping World Stadium.
As part of the unveiling, which took place in a private ceremony, club president Phil Rawlins said that as the organization moves to its new home, it wants to ensure that the victims are always remembered. More from the Orlando Sentinel:
“… We made a commitment on that day that, which is that we would commemorate, forever, in the new stadium a memory of the 49 victims that lost their lives that day. And today we’re here to do that. We’re here to commenorate and unveile the 49 rainbow seats that will sit permanently in section 12 of our new stadium as a constant reminder of the senseless acts of June 12.”
Rawlins said the seats are in a prominent location in the stadium and will easily be recognized by anyone who visits the venue. He said the seats have been sold to fans with season tickets and should be occupied every game.
The club has posted a video of the unveiling on its website:
Orlando City SC will open the new stadium on March 5 with a match against New York City FC.
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