Win or lose on Super Bowl Sunday, there will be no parking allowed on a certain stretch of South Broad Street.
The Philadelphia Police Department has signs posted along South Broad that say there will be no parking on Broad from Lombard Street to Oregon Avenue, from 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 4 to 3 a.m. on Monday, February 5.
If the night of the NFC East Championship win against the Vikings was any indication, the city all but expects folks to flood Broad Street and beyond after the game.
Along with the parking limits, the city is also making a lot of preparations ahead of the game. Instead of slathering poles with Crisco, the Philadelphia Police say they’re going to use something more slippery to keep folks from climbing.
ATTENTION: Please see attached, a letter from the PPD and a notice about parking in preparation of the Eagles game on Sunday. Let's be prepared and enjoy the Super Bowl in a safe and responsible way. Fly Eagles Fly E-A-G-L-E-S ! pic.twitter.com/068vmzmboA— Larry Farnese (@larryfarnese) February 2, 2018
Even North Broad is asking folks to “keep it classy” and not climb any poles. “We’d like to be the corridor where Crisco and baby oil is not even considered, because we know how to celebrate with class,” said North Broad Renaissance’s executive director Shalimar Thomas.
The Police Department has also alerted South Philly businesses to lock up securely to “protect your property from vandalism.” Liquor establishments have also been asked to monitor people’s alcohol consumption.
The police will be out in full force along the major business corridors “as well as additional areas where there is potential for large celebrations.”