Sunday, July 17, 2011

Empire State Building to honor WWC champs (even if it?s not U.S.)

On Friday Saturday and Sunday nights, the Empire State Building will become the latest welcomed addition to the Women's World Cup bandwagon by shining its tower lights in the colors of both finalists. The north/south sides will be red, white and blue for the U.S. and the east/west sides will be red and white for Japan. Then, after a champion is decided on Sunday, the winners will be honored on Monday night by having the tower lit exclusively in their colors.

After Spain won the men's World Cup last summer, a last-minute decision was made to light the building in red and yellow as a tribute to their achievement. Take a look...

It seems this is becoming a new tradition. And even more evidence that the game is growing in the U.S.

Photo: AP

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