On Thursday night, NRG Stadium lit up and joined other major venues as part of the global #LightItBlue movement.
Houston's major landmarks, sports and civic venues turned their LED signage and external marquees blue from 8-9 p.m. CDT to show support and gratitude to the men and women on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. City Hall, Highway 59 bridges, George R. Brown Convention Center, BBVA Stadium, NRG Stadium, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, George R. Brown Convention Center were all lit blue from 8-9 p.m. Many of the facilities featured messages of thanks on their video screens, and teams and organizations across the city made social media posts using #LightItBlue and #MakeItBlue.
Houston joined cities across America, including New York, Seattle, Boston, Kansas City, New Orleans and many more in the campaign, which was expected to include hundreds of major sports, entertainment and civic venues across the country.
The #LightItBlue and #MakeItBlue movement began last week in the United Kingdom as they lit major landmarks throughout the country in salute to their healthcare providers. The goal of this effort is to create a global expression of support and gratitude to the healthcare and essential professionals who are saving lives and stabilizing our society.