Parking restrictions go into effect in South Philadelphia ahead of NFC Championship

- Philadelphia Police have shut down parking on portions of Broad Street Sunday afternoon as they prepare for the Eagles’ NFC Championship game.

There will be no parking from South Street all the way down the Stadium Complex beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday through 3 a.m. Monday.

The parking restriction includes both sides of the streets as well as the median.

The announcement of the parking restrictions came as Philadelphia and SEPTA Police prepare for Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the Eagles and Vikings, and any events that may immediately follow the game.

One of the viral events that took place during that preparation was the use of cooking grease on the city’s light poles to prevent rowdy fans from scaling them.

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In other areas of the city, police have warned shop owners who won't be open to lower their security gates and remove all objects from in front of their stores.

Along Broad Street and at places like Frankford and Cottman, bars are being asked to serve alcohol in plastic cups.

Officers are expected to be out at multiple so-called hotspots like Frankford and Cottman, Broad Street in Center City, and at Broad and Pattison near the stadiums.

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