PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The City of Philadelphia plans to honor the 2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles with a parade Thursday, February 8. Here is everything you need to know:
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue and end with a ceremony at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
- Starts at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia at 11 a.m.
- Northbound on Broad Street to South Penn Square
- Westbound on South Penn Square to 15th Street
- Northbound on 15th Street to JFK Boulevard
- Westbound on JFK Boulevard to 16th Street
- Northbound on 16th Street to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
- Westbound on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Eakins Oval
- Ending at Philadelphia Museum of Art
Officials say 14 jumbotrons will be placed along the parade route for an optimal viewing experience.
The ceremony will take place on the Art Museum steps at 1 p.m. and is expected to last until 3 p.m.
The perimeter of the parade will be firmly secured with barricades and protected for maximum public safety.
The Philadelphia Fire Department will staff medic (EMS) tents at the following locations:
- 24th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway (south side)
- 21st Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway (north side)
Take missing or lost persons to either of the medic tent locations listed above or notify a Philadelphia Police Officer immediately.
Alpha-numeric “location markers” are posted along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to clearly and easily identify a location or section (by letter and number, example: CD-1) to facilitate communication in the event of an emergency.
ROAD CLOSURES & PARKING RESTRICTIONS
A number of street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the city. See here for complete details.
SEPTA will be implementing a special parade day public transportation plan to accommodate riders going to and from the parade. See here for complete details.
PATCO has announced it will run on a modified schedule on Thursday to accommodate attendees for the parade See here for complete details.
Normal residential trash and recycling collection will be suspended on Thursday, February 8. The Streets Department will operate on a holiday schedule and will be delayed by one day. Residents with a normal collection day on Thursday should place their trash and recycling curbside on Friday, February 9.
Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high of 34 degrees. Rain and snow are expected in the city Wednesday. To download the FOX 29 Weather Authority App, see here.
Residents and businesses can keep informed about developing Eagles information from the City, including transit and public safety details, with free ReadyPhiladelphia text alerts. Simply text ReadyEagles to 888-777 to enroll.