PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - With heightened popularity comes heightened security in the City of Philadelphia That's the case for this Sunday when more than 69,000 people will pack the Linc for the last time this season to cheer on the Eagles.
Police say an intoxicated 22-year-old Taylor Hendricks stumbled to his feet and confronted two mounted patrol officers outside the Linc Saturday. Hendricks ended up being charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and cruelty to animals.
Police hope to avoid a replay of this kind of behavior when the Eagles play the Vikings this Sunday on FOX 29.
"Stay in control. Have fun. Have a good time, but watch the drinking," Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew said.
Officers will be out in force all weekend. First, for Saturday's big women's rally on the parkway. Then at so called hotspots on Sunday night for the big game. Places like Frankford and Cottman, Broad Street in Center City and Broad and Pattison near the stadiums.
"We want everyone safe. We don't neglect the neighborhoods while we're managing these hot spots," the captain explained.
The people at Reale's Sports Bar and Grille are ready for a big Eagles win and a good time. They do have precautions in place
"We do have a lot of bouncers that will be coming--all hands on deck."