Georgia Tech lights up Bobby Dodd Stadium to honor Hank Aaron

Georgia Tech lit Bobby Dodd Stadium blue on Saturday night for 44 minutes in honor of the late Hank Aaron. (Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics)
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Georgia Tech lit Bobby Dodd Stadium blue on Saturday night for 44 minutes in honor of the late Hank Aaron. (Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics)

Credit: Danny Karnik

Credit: Danny Karnik

Georgia Tech paid honor to the late Hank Aaron Saturday night, illuminating Bobby Dodd Stadium and Midtown Atlanta with blue stadium lights. The LED lights, which were installed prior to the 2020 season, were turned on at 8 p.m. and stayed lit for 44 minutes, in honor of Aaron’s jersey number with the Braves.

Earlier in the day, the football team also announced its plan to retire its No. 44 jersey this season in homage to Aaron, who died Friday at the age of 86.

Georgia Tech illuminated Bobby Dodd Stadium in blue light in honor of the late Hank Aaron. (Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics)
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Georgia Tech illuminated Bobby Dodd Stadium in blue light in honor of the late Hank Aaron. (Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics)