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Eagles Super Bowl victory parade: Everything you need to know

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The route, street closures, how to get there, and more

Philly will host an Eagles victory parade on Thursday, February 8.
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If you thought the night of the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win was nuts, just wait for the big victory parade, which will take place on Thursday, February 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The main details are officially out for the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory parade, which will potentially draw millions of people to Philly’s streets to cheer on the team as the Birds bring the Lombardi Trophy home for the first time ever.

Mayor Jim Kenney said Tuesday morning, “We do anticipate tremendous crowds, potentially topping the number that turned out for Phillies World Series parade in 2008.”

So yes, it may very well be the biggest celebration Philly has ever experienced in its long, long history.

That said, one of the easiest ways to keep up to date about all things parade-related is to sign up for the city’s text alert system. If you text “ReadyEagles” to 888-777, the city will send free text alerts throughout the day with information on transit, weather, public safety, and more.

Here’s everything you need to know about Wednesday’s parade so far, from the time and place to street closures to getting to and from (or just around) the route.

When is the Eagles’ victory parade?

The parade takes place on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. The parade should end at the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps by 12 p.m. Then, a special ceremony will take place on the steps from 1 to 3 p.m.

What is the parade route?

The parade route starts at Broad and Pattison in South Philly by the stadiums and heads north up Broad Street to the Art Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

When the parade reaches City Hall, it will turn left and go west on S. Penn Square to 15th Street. It will then come up to JFK Boulevard, then turn onto 16th Street and continue north to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It will go around Eakins Oval, and end at Kelly Drive at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Also, don’t worry if you can’t get up to the art museum—there will be 14 Jumbotrons stationed up and down the Parkway starting at City Hall that will broadcast the ceremony.

In addition, there will be a spot reserved on the south side of Eakins Oval for those in wheelchairs. This will be a first-come, first-serve situation.

Courtesy of SEPTA

What’s the best way to get to the parade?

Walk or take the subway! SEPTA says the best way to get to the parade is by Broad Street subway or the Market-Frankford Line, which will be running on a rush-hour service all day, so trains will run every five minutes. In fact, Independence Blue Cross is sponsoring all rides along those two subway lines, so they will be completely free all day.

There are, however, some station closures, including Suburban, University City, and Temple. Visit SEPTA’s site for all of the information, on detours, open and closed routes, SEPTA Regional info, and lots of maps.

Folks coming from New Jersey via the PATCO should know that it will be operating on a modified schedule throughout the day. Essentially, the only station that will be open in Philadelphia will be the 10th and Locust spot. During the parade, trains will only operate westbound into Philly.

“People will need to be patient,” said Mayor Kenney, who said that attempting to drive may result in folks getting stuck in traffic and missing the whole celebration.

Will schools be closed?

Yes, all Philly schools, both public and private, will be closed on Thursday. City government offices will also be closed, as will major institutions along the Parkway including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes.

What streets will be closed?

Obviously, all streets on the parade route including Broad Street and the Parkway will be closed for the duration of the parade, starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday until about 6 p.m. All roads will be open by Friday morning.

Per the city:

Tuesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 7

The inner lanes (inbound and outbound) of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from Eakins Oval to 20th Street will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 7.

Thursday, February 8

The following streets will be closed according to the schedules listed below.

5 a.m. until approximately 6 p.m.

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 16th Street and 20th Street (including Logan Circle)
  • 17th Street between Arch Street and Vine Street
  • 18th Street between Arch Street and Vine Street
  • 19th Street between Arch Street and Vine Street
  • Race Street between 20th Street and Logan Circle
  • 20th Street between Race Street and Callowhill Street
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval (all lanes)
  • 21st Street between Spring Garden Street and Winter Street
  • Local access to Pennsylvania Avenue only (all traffic must turn left)
  • 22nd Street between Spring Garden Street and Race Street
  • Local access to Park Towne Place only (residents)
  • 23rd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Local access only as conditions allow
  • 24th Street between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Park Towne Place
  • Park Towne Place between 22nd Street and 24th Street
  • Local access to Park Towne Place only (residents)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue/Callowhill Street between 20th Street and 21st Street
  • Local access to Barnes Foundation driveway (westbound) only
  • Eastbound open from 21st Street
  • Spring Garden Street between 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Local access only as conditions allow
  • Spring Garden Tunnel
  • Waterworks Drive
  • I-676 westbound 22nd Street off-ramp
  • 2000 Winter Street
  • Kelly Drive between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Strawberry Mansion Drive
  • Martin Luther King Drive between Eakins Oval and Montgomery Drive
  • Spring Garden Street Bridge at 31st Street
  • Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive
  • 25th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Kelly Drive

The following streets will be designated “local access only” west of 22nd Street:

  • Wallace Street
  • Mt. Vernon Street
  • Green Street
  • Judson Street
  • Brandywine Street

9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

  • South Broad Street between Pattison Avenue and S. Penn Square
  • S. Penn Square between Broad Street and 15th Street
  • 15th Street between Chestnut Street and Vine Street
  • 16th Street between Chestnut Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 1500-1600 Market Street
  • 1500-1600 JFK Blvd.
  • I-95 northbound and southbound Broad Street off-ramp
  • I-76 eastbound and westbound Broad Street off-ramp (Sports Complex)

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • All cross streets on Broad Street from Pattison Avenue to S. Penn Square, from 13th Street to 15th Street
  • Pattison Avenue between 7th Street and 20th Street

12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • JFK Blvd. between 20th Street and 29th Street/Schuylkill Avenue
  • 29th Street/Schuylkill Avenue between Market Street and JFK Blvd.
  • 30th Street between Market Street and Arch Street
  • I-76 westbound 30th Street off-ramp
  • I-76 eastbound 30th Street off-ramp
  • I-76 westbound Schuylkill Avenue on-ramp
  • Filbert Street between 10th Street and 12th Street
  • 10th Street between Filbert Street and Race Street
  • 11th Street between Filbert Street and Race Street
  • 12th Street between Filbert Street and Race Street

What are the parking restrictions?

Temporary parking restrictions along the parade route will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7.

Also, on the day of the parade, meters and time limit regulations will not be enforced.

The following parking restrictions will last until 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 8.

  • South Broad Street from S. Penn Square to Pattison Avenue (both sides of the street including the center median)
  • All cross streets on Broad Street from Pattison Avenue to Chestnut Street from 13th Street to 15th Street (both sides of the street)
  • S. Penn Square from Broad Street to 15th Street (both sides of the street)
  • 15th Street from Chestnut Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)
  • 1500 Arch Street (both sides of the street)
  • 1400-1600 JFK Blvd. (both sides of the street)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16th Street to 20th Streets (both sides of the street)
  • Kelly Drive along Boathouse Row
  • Sedgley Drive between Kelly Drive and Poplar Drive
  • Waterworks Drive
  • 1500-1600 Market Street (both sides of the street)
  • 1600 Cherry Street (both sides of the street)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from 22nd Street to 24th Street (south side of the street)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20th Street to Eakins Oval (all lanes; both sides)
  • 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street (both sides of the street)
  • 21st Street between Pennsylvania Avenue & Race Street (both sides of the street)
  • 20th Street from Race Street to Callowhill Street (both sides of the street)
  • 19th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)
  • 18th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)
  • 17th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)
  • 16th Street from Market Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway (both sides of the street)
  • 1500-1600 Market Street (both sides of the street)
  • 1600 Cherry Street (both sides of the street)
  • Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (north side of the street)
  • 2000-2200 Spring Garden Street (both sides of the street)
  • 2000 Winter Street

Will there be security?

While there will be no security check-in gates, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said to expect a “very strong police presence” and emergency medical services on parade day. The parade route will be lined with barricades and enforcement will be out on foot, bike, horseback and in the air all along the route, at public transit stops, and in front of businesses staying open during the parade.

You can also bring bags, food, and water to the parade. The police just asks that you keep your bag on you at all times.

What will the weather be like?

Dress warmly and in layers: Thursday’s weather forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 34 degrees Fahrenheit.

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