PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia city officials held a press conference Friday morning to recap the outcome of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory parade on Thursday.
Mayor Jim Kenney spoke about the success of the parade along with Eagles president Don Smolenski, and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, and a number of other officials.
Commissioner Ross said Friday that there were only two arrests during the parade, along with 5 disorderly conduct citations.
Police are also investigating two stabbings that occurred during the parade, though Ross believes one of those stabbing may not have been related to the parade, but rather a neighborhood dispute.
A number of police vehicles also sustained minor damage, though Ross says that was mostly caused by fans trying to get a better vantage point and climbing on vehicles.
A number of porta-potties were also damaged, along with a jumbotron along the parkway that officials say toppled when parade-goers climbed on top of it.
Thousands of fans flocked to the city Thursday morning, with some making their way downtown long before the sun even came up. Fans traveled by foot, bus, car, and especially by train, as local public transportation lines like SEPTA and PATCO were packed with fans making their way in and out of the city.
With the help of the police, the Eagles players and staff paraded down Broad Street on about 20 double-decker buses surrounding by fans congratulating the team on their success.
On several occasions during the parade players made their way off their buses to get up close and personal with fans.
The buses eventually made their way to the Art Museum steps where they addressed the fans and talked about the success of the past season and what it meant to the City of Brotherly Love.