NORTH BROAD LIGHT MASTS TO GO GREEN IN HONOR OF SUPER BOWL CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA EAGLES HOME OPENER

In Council News, Darrell L. Clarke, News by PHL Council

Philadelphia, Sept. 4, 2018 – The 55-foot light masts on the median of North Broad Street will turn green this week in celebration of the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles’ first 2018 regular season home game, Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) announced on Tuesday.

The 42 “North Poles” that light up the Broad Street median from Wood Street to Glenwood Avenue will turn green starting this evening and stay green through Thursday night, when the Eagles face the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field.

“From their support for our public school students to their advocacy for positive social change, the Philadelphia Eagles have given us so many reasons to be proud as a City. Council is pleased to join fans across the region as we wish our 2018 Super Bowl Champions the best of luck this coming season,” Council President Clarke said. “I want to thank North Broad Renaissance for lighting up the Avenue this week. Let’s show the world that even our streets bleed green for our Eagles!”

“This is certainly a very exciting time for the City of Philadelphia as we prepare to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field,” said Brian Papson, Philadelphia Eagles Vice President of Marketing. “We are proud to represent this great City and the millions of Eagles fans around the world who we truly believe are the very best in all of sports. It will be a thrill to see North Broad Street lit up in Eagles green this week.”

“We’re excited to use the North Poles as an opportunity and art form that celebrates and brings awareness to key events and issues impacting North Broad and beyond,” Shalimar Thomas, Executive Director of the North Broad Renaissance (NBR), said. “I can’t think of a better way to introduce the new North Poles to Philadelphia than by celebrating our champions.”

In 2017, NBR oversaw an enhancement project for the North Poles that included an LED upgrade that allows them to change colors in order to commemorate special occasions, holidays, and causes. As a result, the 2.5-mile installation was awarded Project of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Construction Management Association of America.

For those interested in checking out the North Poles in celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles, sunset will take place at approximately 7:30 p.m. this week. For more information about NBR, visit NorthBroad.org.

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