Yesterday, Puskás Arena shined in white lights to commemorate doctors, nurses, and other medical employees working at the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Following the example of the Chain Bridge, which since Friday, March 27th, had been lit up in white as well, at the request of Mayor Gergely Karácsony, to honor healthcare workers, it was now Hungary’s brand new Puskás Ferenc Stadium’s turn.
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On Monday, April 6th, the Arena was also lit up in white. The white light – the color of the medical staff’s outfit – symbolizes the country’s respect for the doctors, nurses, and everyone working in and out of the hospitals on the frontline of the pandemic to save lives.
The brand-new, modern, and expensive Puskás Arena was inaugurated on November 15th, with a friendly match between the Hungarian national team and two-time World Champions, Uruguay.
Since then, it has been elected the best stadium of 2019 in the popular vote of prestigious stadium database site StadiumDB, while a jury also found it to be one of the best and placed it second in their assessment.
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