Minute Maid Park was lit in blue April 9 in the evening as the Astros joined Houston’s sports and civic venues in an effort to turn the city blue.
This initiative was part of the global #LightItBlue movement to support the men and women on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to Minute Maid Park, the other venues and buildings in Houston scheduled to take part included City Hall, the George R. Brown Convention Center, the bridges over Highway 59, BBVA Stadium, NRG Stadium, Rice Stadium, Reckling Park, TDECU Stadium and the Toyota Center.
All turned their interior LED signage and/or exterior marquees blue Thursday night. Many of the facilities are featuring messages of thanks on their video screens. Teams and organizations across the city are making social media posts using #LightItBlue and #MakeItBlue.
In addition to Houston, the other cities in America who took part in the “Light It Blue” included New York, Seattle, Boston, Kansas City, New Orleans and many more.
The #LightItBlue and #MakeItBlue movement began two weeks ago 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.