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Heinz Field to be lit blue in support of essential workers

At 8 PM on Thursday, Heinz Field will be illuminated in blue to join with a number of other sporting venues in support of those on the front lines during the current pandemic

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On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Heinz Field will be participating in a nationwide effort to recognize first reponders and other essential workers who are on the front lines of dealing with our current crisis. In support, Heinz Field will be illuminated in blue beginning at 8 PM EST.

More information about the event can be seen from a press release below by those supporting the event.

In a collective salute to the millions of essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, city skylines and communities across the country will transform into a beacon of blue at 8 p.m. local time Thursday, April 9th as part of the global #LightItBlue initiative.

Originating in the UK, the #LightItBlue volunteer effort has been organized in the U.S. by a collective of leaders from the events and entertainment industry to visualize their appreciation for the millions of Americans at the forefront of this crisis.

All activations will be executed using existing resources in accordance with local stay-at- home mandates. After this Thursday’s kickoff, the #LightItBlue effort will continue weekly on Thursday nights across the U.S.

The campaign invites Americans to join in at home by wearing blue, decorating windows and doorways with blue and sharing their own images or messages to essential workers with the hashtag #LightItBlue. Join the conversation and follow along on Twitter using @LightItBlue.

More than 150 venues are scheduled to participate in the event on Thursday which will continue each week throughout our current crisis. Additionally, they are asking individuals to show their support by either wearing blue or using whatever methods they safely can in support. With many Americans in isolation within their own living spaces, people are encouraged to show their support by sharing photos with the hashtag #LightItBlue.

A list of some of the participating venues can be seen below.

• Atlanta: Atlanta City Hall, Skyview Ferris Wheel
• Baltimore: M&T Bank Stadium
• Boise: US Bank Building
• Boston: Boston City Hall, TD Garden
• Cincinnati: Paul Brown Stadium
• Chicago: Millenium Monument
• Dallas: Star of Frisco, One Arts Plaza
• Green Bay: Lambeau Field
• Houston: City Hall
• Indianapolis: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
• Kansas City: Arrowhead Stadium, Country Club Plaza
• Los Angeles: LA Convention Center
• Miami: Hard Rock Stadium
• Minneapolis: US Bank Stadium
• New Orleans: Jackson Square, Smoothie King Center
• New York: Madison Square Garden, One World Trade Center, Beacon Theatre
• East Rutherford: MetLife Stadium
• Sioux Falls: Arc of Dreams Monument
• St. Louis: James S. McDonnell Planetarium
• Pittsburgh: Heinz Field
• Philadelphia: Lincoln Financial Field
• San Francisco Bay Area: Levi’s Stadium
• Seattle: Space Needle, CenturyLink Field
• Washington, D.C.: Capital One Arena