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On Monday, The City of Philadelphia announced preliminary details regarding the Philadelphia Eagles Championship Parade and followed up with a Press Conference this morning with some more specific details. Here’s what we know:
Philadelphia Eagles Championship Parade – it’s not just a parade, it’s a CELEBRATION! The Parade promises several surprises along the way, while no details were provided for the ceremony which they promised to be very dramatic!
It all happens on Thursday when the entirely motorized Parade convoy will leave Lincoln Financial Field at 10:45a enroute to Broad and Pattison where the parade will officially begin at 11am.
The parade vehicles will leave Broad and Pattison at 11am and travel up Broad Street until City Hall where they will turn left (wrong way) through South Penn Square (all lights will be green) then will loop onto N 15th and will continue along until JFK where they’ll take a left…then right on 16th to Parkway and left onto Parkway staying on Westbound/Center and ends at Art Museum at approximately 12:12. Then, the Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1p
They City is expecting a huge crowd, likely to exceed the crowd around the 2008 Phillies World Series Parade.
The Parkway can fit up to 3 million, but don’t stress or you not close to the Museum steps, as there will be 14 jumbotrons set up stretching from Eakins oval all the way to City Hall
As for transportation, parking will obviously be nuts, so it is recommended that you take SEPTA Broad Street Line or Market Frankfurt Line…and Blue Cross/Blue Shield sponsoring free rides on those lines (SEPTA will have their own press conference at 10:30)
If you’ve not signed up already, text READYEAGLES to 888777 for alerts regarding parade details
Expect many road closures and parking restrictions. Full details HERE
850 Port-a-potties are currently set up
Here's more info from the City Of Philadelphia:
Trash and recycling
Trash and recycling pickups are suspended on Thursday, February 8. Thursday’s pickups will be made on Friday, and Friday’s pickups will be made on Saturday.
Parade route and road closures
Motorists should avoid the areas along and around the parade route, including Broad Street, Center City, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Drivers should use alternate routes and allow for extra time when traveling in the area. Some bicycle lanes around the Parkway are also affected.
There will be significant travel delays on Thursday. Additional road closures and lane restrictions may be necessary during the event to maintain public safety.
Streets will begin to reopen as early as conditions allow on Thursday, February 8. Most streets should be reopened before the morning rush hour on Friday, February 9. Commuters should allow for extra time on Friday morning, however, as there may be residual delays as operations return to normal.
Transit and parking
All visitors are encouraged to take public transit when coming into Philadelphia. SEPTA is operating a special Eagles Parade schedule with details available online at SEPTA.org.
There will be parking restrictions along and around the parade route. These restrictions go into effect at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, and extend into the late evening on Thursday, February 8. Cars parked in temporary no parking zones will be relocated. A full list of the affected streets is available online
If at all possible, visitors should not drive into Center City. If, however, driving is necessary, the City encourages drivers to park in off-street lots and garages along the Parkway, Broad Street, or near the stadium complex. The Philadelphia Parking Authority also has a list of garages online. If visitors must drive, they should contact individual parking facilities for rates and availability ahead of time.
There will be no enforcement of meter and time limit regulations on the day of the parade. Safety violations such as parking too close to the corner, fire hydrants, blocking crosswalks, and double parking will be enforced.
There will be significant travel delays on roadways and street closures immediately before, during, and after the Eagles Parade.
Public safety information
For the most updated information on transit, public safety, and other news relating to the Eagles Parade, please sign up for ReadyPhiladelphia alerts from the Office of Emergency Management by texting “ReadyEagles” to 888-777.
The City asks the public to do their part, use common sense, and stay aware of their surroundings. Attendees should immediately report suspicious activity by notifying a police officer or dialing 911
- Should not leave bags unattended and immediately contact police if they notice an unattended bag.
- Make a plan regarding travel and supervision of children.
- Make a plan in case they become separated from their parties, including identifying meetup points in case of separation.
- Ensure children have contact information for their parents or guardians on their person.
- Text "ReadyEagles" to 888-777 to receive free #EaglesParade updates about transit, public safety, and more!