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Memorial Stadium, State Farm Center lit up blue in honor of healthcare workers

The Illini join the national trend Thursday night.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Memorial Stadium joined a host of stadiums and arenas across the country Thursday night in lighting up blue in honor of healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

You could see it here in a picture tweeted by Lovie Smith.

Tonight, we #LightItBlue, in support of the healthcare and essential workers on the frontlines. Thank you for all you do

Posted by Fighting Illini Athletics on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Illinois wasn’t alone tonight.

Camp Randall up in Madison also was lit up blue.

The coronavirus has killed more than 16,000 people across the U.S. and infected more than 400,000.