Orlando City Soccer Club unveils stadium seating dedicated to Pulse victims (Florida)

Orlando City Soccer Club have unveiled new stadium seating dedicated to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

The rainbow seats, each of which features a sticker reading ‘Orlando United’ on it, will be a permanent fixture at the newly built stadium, with the first game expected to be held there in March.

Philip Rawlins, president of the soccer club, said: “These are regular season ticket holder’s seats. We put them in Section 12 as we felt that was pertinent – it was June 12 last year when the tragedy happened.

“They’ll certainly be seen by everybody in the stadium as a very significant reminder of that day.”

The seating area was unveiled in a video on the club’s Facebook page and was created to commemorate the 49 people who lost their lives in the 12 June mass shooting at LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida.

In the wake of the massacre, players wore special rainbow patches and donated $100,000 to the OneOrlando Fund to help victims and their families, meanwhile, this month’s Orlando Pride saw over 150,000 people march to honour those who died.

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Watch a video of the unveiling below.