Orlando City SC stadium seats honor Pulse nightclub shooting victims

Monday November 28th, 2016

Orlando City SC has installed a section of seats in its new stadium honoring the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in June. 

Phil Rawlins, founder and president of Orlando City, tweeted a photo of the nearly completed section on Monday. 

"So happy to see our @pulseorlando tribute seats being installed," he wrote in the tweet.

Section 12 of the stadium will include 49 rainbow-colored seats to honor each victim, and the section will also be dedicated to the LGBTQ community, according to WFTV.

In the aftermath of the June 12 shooting, Orlando City took a number of steps to honor the victims, including flying the rainbow LGBTQ flag throughout the stadium and arranging for a moment of silence during the 49th minute of their first match after the tragedy.

The club is scheduled to move its home from the Orlando Citrus Bowl to the new stadium before the 2017 season.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.