LIGHT UP THE SKY: Landmarks lit up in celebration of Sunderland AFC win at Wembley
Images from Sunderland City Council
Sunderland landmarks, structures and public spaces are to remain lit up red and white for a further two nights (until March 17th) in tribute to Sunderland AFC's Wembley win.
Northern Spire bridge, Hylton Castle, the Beacon, Keel Square, Fulwell Mill, the white lighthouse at Seaburn, Market Square and High Street West were lit up in the club's colours over the weekend to cheer the team on.
Following yesterday's SAFC's triumph over Tranmere Rovers to lift the Papa John trophy, the landmarks and lighting features will remain red and white from dusk tonight and Tuesday night.
Councillor Graeme Miller, Leader of Sunderland City Council, said: "A win at Wembley is something many of us have only dared to dream of, so yesterday's victory is fantastic news for the fans, the club and the city. Hopefully it will spur the team on in their campaign for league promotion. While it's a real shame that none of the fans were able to be there to cheer the team on, it's entirely right that we should celebrate their success by lighting our landmarks in the team's colours.
"I'd also like to pay tribute to the fans for taking heed of public health messages by celebrating the win safely at home."
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