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Empire State Building Lit Blue And Gold Ahead Of Notre Dame vs. Syracuse

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: An aerial view of the midtown borough of Manhattan featuring the Empire State Building as photographed on November 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Notre Dame is wearing some interesting Yankees-themed uniforms for Saturday's contest against Syracuse, but it looks like the city of New York found a way to celebrate the school's actual color scheme.

Friday night, the Empire State Building was lit up blue and gold to celebrate the Irish. It's obviously in reference to Saturday's game, but it's also apparently in honor of the Irish immigrants who landed in New York City.

Notre Dame and Syracuse will play at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon - and it's a big one.

Notre Dame is 10-0 in need of just two more wins to make its first College Football Playoff. Syracuse, meanwhile, is 8-2 in the midst of its best season this century.

The Fighting Irish's Twitter account tweeted out a picture of the building:

This isn't the first time the Empire State Building has been lit up in honor of sports teams - it's actually very common these days.

Notre Dame and Syracuse are set to tangle at 2:30 PM ET. It should be a good one.