Empire State Building lights up in honor of UVA, Final Four

Posted at 2:11 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 14:11:15-04

(Empire State Reality Trust)

The Empire State Building is celebrating the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four by lighting up in the colors of the four participating teams — including the University of Virginia, which hasn’t made the Final Four in 35 years.

On Saturday, the building’s tower lights will show a rotating display of each of the four schools’ colors: green and white for Michigan State University, black and red for Texas Tech University, blue and orange for Auburn University and orange and navy blue for UVA.

When the first game finishes, the lights will sparkle in the winning team’s colors for 10 minutes before returning to the rotation. When the second game finishes, the lights will display the game winner’s colors for 10 minutes, then rotate in the colors of the two teams facing off in the National Championship.

The Final Four tips off at 6:09 p.m. Saturday, with Auburn and UVA facing off. Michigan State and Texas Tech will play at 8:49 p.m.