On Wednesday, January 4th, major league soccer club, Orlando City, unveiled 49 rainbow-colored seats in section 12 of its new stadium, as a tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
On June 12, 49 people were killed at the Orlando nightclub, when a lone gunman entered the club and opened fire.
Team’s founder, Phil Rawlins, mentions that the rainbow seats are in Section 12, because it was the 12th day of June last year when the tragedy happened. A stamp in the center of each seat reads #OrlandoUnited.
Rawlins commented, saying that the seats are “in a prominent location in the stadium and will easily be recognized by anyone who visits the venue.” The seats have been sold to fans with season tickets, and should be occupied every game.
Orlando City's season opener and the debut of its new stadium is set for March 5th.
The stadium will host its first soccer match between Orlando and New York City Football Club.