Underdogs no more: The Philadelphia Eagles clinched their first Super Bowl win in franchise history against the Patriots Sunday night, and Philly celebrated in true fashion, taking to the streets, poles, bus stations, and more.
Seconds after the game ended, fireworks went off in every direction throughout Philly’s neighborhoods, including right on Broad Street, where thousands upon thousands stormed as they did two weeks ago after the NFC East Championship win.
In a statement following the win, Mayor Jim Kenney said, “We know you have waited years, some for decades, for the chance to crown your Birds as champs. I urge everyone to celebrate in a way that is safe and respectful to everyone from neighbors to strangers. Go forth and celebrate, but do so in a way that will make Philadelphia shine.”
Fans climbed firetrucks, bus station shelters, and poles—even slathering the poles with motor oil this time around didn’t stop people from climbing. There were reports of destruction: A car was flipped over on South Broad Street, poles were torn out from the ground, a some windows at Macy’s were smashed in, and the awning at the Ritz-Carlton collapsed under the weight of fans who climbed on top of it.
Here, in more than a dozen epic photos, witness how Philly celebrated the Eagles’ big win.