Arizona State has become synonymous with the military due to the legacy of Pat Tillman and is consistently named one of the top "military friendly" schools in the country. Now the Sun Devils have added a new feature to Sun Devil Stadium to honor those who have served the United States in the armed forces.
The first row of section 31 in Sun Devil Stadium has now been given the title "honor row." Thirty tickets for each home game will be given out to active military or veterans, who will then sit in the row and be honored on the video board before the national anthem, something head coach Todd Graham supports fully.
"It is vitally important that we show an appreciation for the men and women who serve in our military, and it is imperative for our student-athletes to understand that their opportunity to chase their dreams would not be possible without the sacrifices made by the armed services," Graham said in a press release
Similar "honor rows" will be created for basketball games at Wells Fargo Arena and baseball games at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
"We owe our servicemen and women a great debt, and the ‘Honor Row' is just one small opportunity for us to help repay it," athletic director Ray Anderson said in a press release. "Sun Devil Athletics is a community asset and we take great pride in being able to share it with these distinguished individuals that we respect so much."
The row, as show in the picture above, has been given a special maroon and gold camouflage color scheme as well.