Mayor calls on residents, businesses to ‘Light the City Purple’ for Thursday Ravens game

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With Baltimore getting a primetime spotlight on “Thursday Night Football” this week, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young is calling on residents and businesses to “Light the City Puprle” when the Ravens take on the New York Jets at home.

Young’s office said the game “will showcase our great city to the world.”

The Department of General Services is installing fixtures to cast a purple glow over The Bromo Seltzer Tower, The War Memorial and City Hall Dome, starting tonight.

In case you were wondering, yes, purple light bulbs are a thing that can be ordered online if you want to change the color of your porch light.

“We are witnessing greatness before our eyes,” Young said in a statement. “The Ravens have been on a magical run and we want to do everything we can as a city to support the team and help keep that momentum going.”

Young praised the organization for its “grit, fortitude, and determination” during a nine-game winning streak that has vaulted the Ravens to the top of the AFC, while acknowledging there’s still work to do over the next three games if the team wants to secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

With yesterday’s win against the Buffalo Bills, the Ravens clinched a spot in the postseason, and they are in position to win the AFC North for the second year in a row.

Thursday’s game kicks off at M&T Bank Stadium at 8:20 p.m. The Ravens will close out the year with a road game against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 22 and a home game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 29.

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]
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