As the players head to Tampa for the main event, New York City gets in on the action, marking the first time the Empire State Building has split its tower lights to honor both teams and celebrate the ultimate football game of the season.
From Friday, January 30 through game day on Sunday, February 1, the building’s north and south sides will shine yellow and white for the Steelers, while its east and west sides will glow in red and white for the Cardinals.
After the split lighting over the weekend, the team who wins Super Bowl XLIII will have its colors illuminated on all four sides of the tower on Monday, February 2 to claim the entire crown of the Empire State Building.
“We hope the lighting gives football fans across the country an extra boost when cheering on their favorite players, “ said James Connors, General Manager of the Empire State Building. “Be sure to look to the sky on Monday evening as either the Steelers or the Cardinals will have their team colors proudly displayed on all four sides of the Empire State Building. May the best team win!”