PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia has announced the full details about the parade and ceremony on Thursday to honor our Super Bowl Champion Eagles!
Here’s what we know:
DATE: Thursday, February 8
TIME: Parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Broad and Pattison and end with a ceremony at the Art Museum.
-Starts at Broad and Pattison in South Philadelphia at 11 a.m.
-Northbound on Broad Street to S. Penn Square
-Westbound on S. Penn Square to 15th Street
-Northbound on 15th Street to JFK Blvd.
-Westbound on JFK Blvd. 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
CEREMONY: The ceremony will be on the Art Museum steps at 1 p.m. and is expected to last until 3 p.m.
CROWD: Mayor Jim Kenney said attendance could be higher than what we saw for the 2008 Phillies World Series parade, which an estimated 1 million people attended.
BARRICADES: The city said the entire route will be barricaded
EMERGENCIES: There will be Philadelphia Fire Department medical tents along the parade route:
-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.
The city attendees to subscribe to ReadyPhiladelphia text alerts. Text ReadyEagles to 888-777 to enroll.
STREET CLOSURES: There will be a number of street closures in the city:
There are dozens of street closures and parking restrictions that will be in effect.
WEATHER: AccuWeather says it will be sunny, but windy and cold. The high temperature is expected to be 34 with wind chills in the lower 20’s.
TRASH COLLECTION: Normal residential trash and recycling collection will be suspended on Thursday, February 8th. 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 9th.
BICYCLE LANE DETOURS: During the parade, several bicycle lanes along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Broad Street, and streets in the vicinity will be inaccessible. Cyclists are advised to use caution when traveling in the area.
There will be no access to the Schuylkill River Trail from the rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, February 8th. Westbound travel on the Schuylkill Trail will terminate at Paine Skate Park.
“KNUCKLEHEAD CONTINGENT”: Mayor Jim Kenney said he expects Thursday morning’s parade crowd to be calmer than the one that shattered storefront windows, overturned a car, ate horse feces, collapsed a hotel’s awning, hit the city’s police commissioner in the head with a beer bottle, toppled light poles and set off fireworks after the Eagles’ win on Sunday night. He called those troublemakers a small group – “the knucklehead contingent” – and told them to stay home. To that end, alcoholic beverages will be confiscated. “I think it will be a different tenor, a different element,” Kenney said without noting the city’s Wing Bowl and Mummers’ Parade, where it is common for heavy drinking to start early in the day.
Free Bud Light at the Eagles parade? Here’s how it works
Here is how it will work: Eagles fans should look for Bud Light reps at one of the participating bars and taverns along the parade route, which will wend from South Philadelphia to the Art Museum starting at 11 a.m. Feb. 8.
After a fan verifies age with the bar, Bud Light reps will give out a single token, which can be exchanged for a Bud Light. When someone redeems a token, he or she will receive a stamp indicating to all participating bars that they have already received their one comp Bud Light.
Where to eat & drink
Mike’s BBQ, East Passyunk
South Philly’s smoked meatery will open early on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Tria Cafe, Rittenhouse and Washington Square West
Both Tria Cafes will open at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Tria Taproom in Rittenhouse will also open at 3 p.m., ready to fill their new Crowler cans, if you want to continue the party at home.
Pub & Kitchen, Fitler Square
P&K will start the day at 9 a.m. Stop in for their special Eagles brunch menu, including the Yo Adrian!, slow cooked pork meatballs with garlicky greens and provolone served in a “Chris Long” roll, and the Bleeding Green Bloody Mary, which will help stop Friday’s hangover before it starts.
MilkBoy, South Street
They’ll open at 9 a.m. so that you can grab a bite before the parade starts. And while Jim’s Steaks are closed for renovations, MilkBoy is serving their across-the-street neighbors’ classic cheesesteaks all day on Thursday and Friday this week.
New Wave Cafe, Queen Village
They’ll open an hour early at 10 a.m. and serve a limited brunch menu till 2 p.m.
Shake Shack, Center City, University City, King of Prussia, King of Prussia Mall
The Shack is giving away free frozen custard to celebrate the Eagles’ victory on Thursday. Snag a cup of Swoop’s Scoop, green vanilla frozen custard blended with pieces of frosted chocolate cake made by Termini Brothers.
Yards Brewery & Taproom, Northern Liberties
The Yards crew is offering all customers a free Philly Pale Ale at their taproom on Thursday (limit one per customer and 21+, of course) during regular hours, 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. Along with that sweet deal, they’re presenting Prevention Point a check for more than $7,000 from their Philly Pale Ale fundraising efforts and wager with Boston’s Harpoon Brewery at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Osteria, North Broad
The newly-independent Italian spot is offering their “Philly Special” — all pizzas for $10 — and the bar will be pouring a special cocktail, charmingly called “The Peaterson” (that’s Laphroaig Scotch mist and vodka with a rosemary sprig).
Oyster House, Center City
They’ll be bringing back their Philly Lobster Roll special, a pretzel bun filled with warm lobster meat and a side of fries — which they served during the Super Bowl — for Thursday’s fun.
Prohibition Taproom, Spring Arts
The folks at ProTap will be serving up some specials on parade day: Wings in three styles (honey sesame, sriracha lime, and their own spicy housemade Carter Sauce), $9 for a dozen. Sip $5 Citywide specials, $4 pints of Yards PPA, and $4 cans of Sterling Pig’s “The Snuffler” IPA, all day too.
London Grill, Fairmount
They’ll open at 10:30 a.m. with a special Eagles brunch menu, including dishes like French toast with pork roll.
Walnut Street Café, University City
The team at Walnut Street Café might come from New York, but they know how Philly likes to party (early and cheaply). The bar will serve Citywides, mimosas, and Eagle-ritas for just $5 each starting at 7 a.m. (!) and going until 11 a.m. when the parade starts. During that time, buy a pastry and get a free drip coffee, too.
The Twisted Tail, Society Hill
To honor the Eagles’ victory, they’re serving the Double Eagle, a bourbon cocktail made with Aperol, lemon, and basil, for $5 all day on Thursday.
Keen, Graduate Hospital
The eclectic spot is featuring their house-baked soft pretzels for $7 on parade day, served with a green long hot yogurt sauce.
OWL/EARLY AM SCHEDULE
Normal Weekday schedule from 12:00 A.M. until 3:00 A.M. westbound and 12:00 A.M. until 2:58 A.M. eastbound
3:45AM – 5:45AM Transition Begins
Special Service stopping only at Lindenwold, Woodcrest, Ferry Ave, Broadway, and 9th/10th & Locust from 3:45 A.M. until 5:45 A.M. westbound and 3:43 A.M. until 6:17 A.M. eastbound during the transition of closing stations
Special Parade Schedule (5:58AM – 8:00PM)
-Eastbound Service suspended from 6:18AM until 1:22PM
-16 minute headway at Lindenwold, Woodcrest, Ferry Avenue & Broadway Stations
-Non-stop service to 9th/10th & Locust Station
-Trains will all be arriving every 4 minutes at 9th/10th & Locust Station
Parade Service (Westbound) begins at the following times:
-Ferry Avenue: 6-Broadway: 6:20AM
Parade Service (Westbound) ends at the following times:
-Ferry Avenue: 1:49M
-Westbound service suspended from the last trip of each station in the cycle (around 1:30PM) until 7:30PM
-5 minute headway at 9th/10th & Locust Station, with all trains stopping Eastbound at Broadway, Ferry Avenue, Woodcrest, and Lindenwold Stations
-Special Service begins Eastbound around 1:20PM
-Special Service ends Eastbound at 8:00PM
-Resume normal weekday service at 7:30PM Westbound and 8:09PM Eastbound (subject to change as needed to accommodate passengers returning from the parade).
Broad Street Line/Market Frankford Line
•Maps show the stations that will be OPEN during the Eagles Super Bowl Parade celebration – ALL OTHER STATIONS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE ENTIRE SERVICE DAY
◦ Open Stations are subject to closure based on crowding conditions on the platform or on the street
• Service will run approximately every 5-7 minutes
• BE PREPARED TO WAIT IN LINE OUTSIDE OF THE STATION BEFORE BOARDING A TRAIN
• NO additional late night service will operate
◦ Owl Bus service will be dependent upon street closures
To celebrate the Eagles win, Independence Blue Cross is sponsoring free rides on the Market Frankford and Broad Street Lines on parade day
Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34, 36
• All Stations will be open except for 15th Street, which will be CLOSED FOR THE ENTIRE SERVICE DAY
• BE PREPARED TO WAIT IN LINE OUTSIDE OF 19TH & 22ND STREET STATIONS BEFORE BOARDING A TRAIN
• Late night service will operate as shown in the public timetable