Police to shut down parking on South Broad Street Sunday

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

Officers will be posting ‘No Parking’ signs 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 comes 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.

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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.

Authorities will likely have their hands full through the weekend with the Women’s March on Saturday on The Ben Franklin Parkway.

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