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Going green: SunTrust will carry USF colors



Suntrust You know it's a big college football game in Tampa when fans are e-mailing to ask if the SunTrust Financial Centre will get a green-and-gold top to adorn the downtown Tampa skyline with USF colors.


Sure enough, SunTrust will have the green-and-gold look on Wednesday and Thursday of next week in anticipation of No. 23 USF's showdown with No. 8 Cincinnati on Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium.

"It's exciting for us to be a part of Tampa," said Terri-lynn Mitchell, senior property manager for Stiles Property Management, which manages the SunTrust building.

The building first had the green-and-gold top when the Bulls faced West Virginia in 2007, and couldn't do the same for key USF games last fall because the building was transitioning to a new system that uses 322 two-foot light fixtures that work with light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.

The current color scheme is pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Mitchell said the last time a team's colors graced the top of the building were when Florida was in Tampa for the SEC basketball tournament in March.

(Times archive photo by Carrie Pratt)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:20pm]


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