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What You Need To Know For Thursday’s Eagles Parade & Celebration


Credit: City of Philadelphia

Officials are in the midst of preparing for what is expected to be one of the biggest sports championship celebrations in regional history.

Starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles celebration will kick off in South Philadelphia with a parade. The parade will make its way through Center City and end at the steps of the Art Museum. At that time, a two-hour-long ceremony will take place, with room for up to 3 million spectators.

Fred Stein, executive director of parade-coordinator The Creative Group, said the celebration will provide several surprises that are “very visual.”

The parade will feature the Super Bowl-winning Eagles. They will be “going nice and slow” in their open-air vehicles, Stein told reporters.

Public safety officials will be out in force at the celebration. In addition, local police and SEPTA officials will be in the suburbs at rail stations.

“The small number of knuckleheads should stay home,” Kenney warned troublemakers.

When And Where

The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Thursday at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, heading north toward the Art Museum. A formal celebration of the Super Bowl victory will begin at 1 p.m. at the base of the Art Museum. The parade will last about two hours and the following celebratory program will be an additional two hours.

Credit: Staff graphic/LevittownNow.com

 

How To Get There From Bucks County

Whether you plan to take the road, the rails or maybe even hitchhike, we have a full guide on how to get to the celebration. Click here to read it. 

How To Keep Up To Date

City officials encourage people interested in attending the celebration to sign up for the Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management alert updates by texting “ReadyEagles” to 888-777. Those alerts will be key on the day of the celebration and provide important information from organizers and public safety agencies.

NewtownPANow.com will provide updates on commuting to and from the city on Thursday.

What You Can Bring

Philadelphia police said visitors can bring bags, but should not leave bags unattended and immediately contact police if they notice an unattended bag. Water and food are permissible, but the mayor warned people not to bring backpacks of beer.

Where To Go To The Bathroom

While many private business’ bathrooms will likely be closed, about 850 port-a-potties will be set up for those taking part in the celebrations.

Where to Eat

About 40 Philadelphia food trucks will be open and near the celebration. Also, eateries around the city will be open and happy to serve customers.

Where To Watch If You Can’t Attend

All the local TV stations will be providing coverage. The Eagles said NBC 10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia will be the official broadcast partners for the celebration.

How To Not Lose Your Kids

City officials released the following tips so spectators don’t lose their kids:

  • Make a plan regarding travel and supervision of children.
  • Make a plan in case kids 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.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001