On Wednesday, The Orlando City Soccer Club’s unveiled rainbow colored seatings as a way to honor the victims of last year’s shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
The clubs founder, Phil Rawlins, was present during the unveiling and was there to help show the stadium’s new forty-nine rainbow colored seats that are now there to memorialize and keep as a “constant” reminder of June 12, 2016.
“We put them in Section 12, obviously because we felt that was pertinent- it was June 12 last year when the tragedy happened,” Rowlins said while he stood among the new seating.
The rainbow seats were placed in a way that looks like a purple flag with the rainbow coloring in it. And that isn’t all of it either because each seat has a stamp in the center that reads, “#OrlandoUnited.
The founder Rawlins also said, “So they’re right here in Section 12, they’re right down by the benches. They’ll certainly be seen by everybody inside the stadium, and a very significant reminds of that day.”
The Orlando City SC soccer team will host their first game against New York City Football Club on March 5.
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