Eagles’ Super Bowl berth celebrated — by the Empire State Building?


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The Empire State Building has a long history of being lit up in certain colors to celebrate sporting and non-sporting events.

But did the Eagles win the NFC championship?

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The building did just that after Philadelphia punched its ticket to the Super Bowl with a 31-7 victory over the 49ers on Sunday. Not only are they longtime sports rivals of Philadelphia and New York, but the Eagles knocked off their hated NFC East foes, the New York Giants, from last week’s playoffs.

However, there was the Empire State Building on Sunday night, lighting up in green and white and confirming on its official Twitter account that the color choice was indeed due to the Eagles.

New Yorkers were less than thrilled as the lighting quickly went viral on social media.

The Eagles will play the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, only on FOX and the FOX Sports app. The Empire State Building also changed its lightning to red moments after the Chiefs’ win.

No word yet on whether any buildings in Denver celebrated the AFC Champions after that game.

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