Mayor Urges Baltimore To “Light The City Purple” For The Ravens

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mayor Urges Baltimore To “Light The City Purple” For The Ravens

Baltimore City Release: 

BALTIMORE, MD (January 3, 2013) — Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake urged Baltimore residents and businesses to show their support for the Baltimore Ravens in the weeks leading up to their upcoming home playoff game by bathing the city in purple light. The Department of General Services has completed installation of purple lighting fixtures on the lights in War Memorial Plaza. City Hall will be lit in purple beginning tomorrow. On Tuesday, the Ravens logo was emblazoned on the grass in War Memorial Plaza.

“Coach Harbaugh, the players, and the entire Ravens organization should be commended for their fifth consecutive trip to the postseason,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “This year has an added significance with the announced retirement of Ray Lewis. As he carries the team through the playoffs to the Super Bowl, we must celebrate his Hall of Fame career and how he has helped define Baltimore football for a generation of fans.”

“The city’s entertainment industry benefits greatly from the thousands of fans that watch the games together—at the stadium, in bars, or at home,” added Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “In the coming days, let’s support our team by lighting every corner of this great city purple. Go Ravens!”

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