Mercedes Benz Stadium will participate in global “light it blue” Thursday night

The Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes Benz Stadium will be part of something truly amazing on Thursday, April 9th at 8:00 pm local time in Atlanta.

As we all continue to go through current COVID-19 pandemic together, even the slightest gestures can go a long way into helping those on the front lines of this virus smile during a very grim and unprecedented time for all of us.

On Thursday, April 9th, Mercedes Benz Stadium along with the Atlanta City Hall, Skyview Ferris Wheel, College Football Hall of Fame will participate in what is being called the “Light it Blue initiative” that will be a global “collective salute to the millions of essential workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic”

As we have seen over the last couple weeks in Atlanta, neighbors are cheering for our front line medical workers at shift changes and saying thank you for all that they do try to keep everyone alive during this trying time.

This should be no surprise that Mercedes Benz Stadium will join in this salute. Over the last few weeks, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and family donated more than $5 million to the relief effort and announced he will continue to pay MBS part-time staff for games and events that they will miss because of the stay at home order.

During such difficult times, it is great to have a leader like this in our community who is doing all he can to support the local people in any way possible.

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To check out all of the stadiums and venues across the globe that will “Light it Blue” Thursday night, search the hashtag “LightItBlue” on social media.

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