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Superstitions Matter: PECO Refuses to Run Eagles Messaging Before Sunday's Game

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:  PECO will turn its lights green, display a soaring national bird and display a special message for the home team on the PECO Crown Lights message system, atop the company's headquarters at 2301 Market Street in Philadelphia, beginning Friday, January 19th at 5p.m until Sunday evening, after the Eagles game.

PHILADELPHIA (January 19, 2018) – Today, PECO announced that, after careful consideration and deliberation, the company will NOT run Philadelphia Eagles messaging on its iconic Crown Lights in advance of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.  Although PECO is rooting for the Eagles in Sunday's NFC Championship game, PECO will not jinx the home team by using its name or logo to show support and pride before Sunday's big game.

"Scientific" Methodology -

  • In 2005, PECO Crown Lights were used in advance of the Eagles' losing the Super Bowl. 
  • In 2009, PECO Crown Lights were used in advance of the Phillies' losing the World Series 

However:

  • In 2008, the PECO Crown Lights were NOT used in advance of the Philadelphia Phillies winning the World Series. 
  • In 2016, the PECO Crown Lights were NOT used in advance of the Villanova Wildcats winning the NCAA National Championship. 

In lieu of Eagles-specific messaging, the PECO Crown Lights will "turn green" to support the team, and our familiar, national bird will be displayed soaring above the city along with a special surprise message to help rally support for the home team.

"It's not a superstition if it's true," said Doug Oliver, director of Communications at PECO. "Comcast lifted the curse of Billy Penn by ensuring that a miniature statue sits atop the City's tallest building. It's perfectly evident to me that our city's buildings play an important role in winning big games. So, we're excited, but we're not taking any chances."

Superstitions aside, PECO isn't taking any chances on service reliability either. In preparation for the NFC Championship game, PECO is double checking all contingency equipment at the field prior to kickoff, and having crews available to handle any issues that may arise on Sunday across the region. Whether you're watching the game at Lincoln Financial Field, a watch-party, or in the comfort of your own home, PECO is prepared to ensure that all electronic devices across our service territory are sufficiently powered so customers don't miss a minute of the game. At PECO, we're prepared to do our job on Sunday, so that the team and fans can do theirs, too.

E-A-G-L-E-S  EAGLES!                                                                        #FlyEaglesFly

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About PECO

PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania's largest electric and natural gas utility.  Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to more than 1.6 million electric customers and more than 516,000 natural gas customers in southeastern, Pennsylvania.  The company's 2,500 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance.  PECO was named 2017 Best Mid-size Employer in Philadelphia by Forbes Magazine. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.3 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 8,700 local jobs and producing $732 million in labor income.  PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's only

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