Trivia: Pope John Paul II made what school cover all team logos before appearing in their stadium?

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Answer: Arizona State

It was September of 1987 when Pope John Paul traveled to Arizona and held an evening Mass for more than 75,000 people at Sun Devil Stadium as part of his tour in the United States. It was the first and only time a Pope has ever visited Arizona. Arizona State University allegedly charged almost $200,000 for the pontiff’s use of its Sun Devil Stadium. All logos of the University’s mascot “Sparky the Sun Devil” along with his pitchfork had to be covered throughout the stadium in order for the Pope to agree to enter the stadium.

Arizona State University

Public university in Tempe, Arizona



Arizona State University is a public research university in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Founded in 1885 by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature, ASU is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the U.S. 

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