Everything you need to know about the Eagles parade

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On Thursday the City of Philadelphia will celebrate the 2018 Super Bowl champions and here is everything you need to know.

PHILA (PA): Ready or not, the Eagles Championship parade takes place tomorrow in Philadelphia and if you plan on attending here is everything you need to know.

The City anticipates tremendous crowds. With that in mind, there could be impacts to City services and business operations on Thursday, the Mayors office said.

Official event information including route and times:

Parade: Kicks off at 11 a.m. at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, heading north toward the Art Museum. The parade will last approximately two hours.

Formal Celebration: Begins at 1 p.m. in front of the Art Museum. The program will last approximately two hours.

Parade route and road closures

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Motorists should avoid the areas along and around the parade route, including Broad Street, Center City, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Drivers should use alternate routes and allow for extra time when traveling in the area. Some bicycle lanes around the Parkway are also affected.

There will be significant travel delays on Thursday. Additional road closures and lane restrictions may be necessary during the event to maintain public safety.

Streets will begin to reopen as early as conditions allow on Thursday, February 8. Most streets should be reopened before the morning rush hour on Friday, February 9. Commuters should allow for extra time on Friday morning, however, as there may be residual delays as operations return to normal.

Transit and parking

All visitors are encouraged to take public transit when coming into Philadelphia. SEPTA is operating a special Eagles Parade schedule with details available online at SEPTA.org.

There will be parking restrictions along and around the parade route. These restrictions go into effect at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, and extend into the late evening on Thursday, February 8. Cars parked in temporary no parking zones will be relocated. If your vehicle has been relocated, you may call 215-686-7669 for the location.

A full list of the affected streets is available online.

If at all possible, visitors should not drive into Center City. If, however, driving is necessary, the City encourages drivers to park in off-street lots and garages along the Parkway, Broad Street, or near the stadium complex. The Philadelphia Parking Authority also has a list of garages online. If visitors must drive, they should contact individual parking facilities for rates and availability ahead of time.

There will be no enforcement of meter and time limit regulations on the day of the parade. Safety violations such as parking too close to the corner, fire hydrants, blocking crosswalks, and double parking will be enforced.

There will be significant travel delays on roadways and street closures immediately before, during, and after the Eagles Parade.

Public safety information

For the most updated information on transit, public safety, and other news relating to the Eagles Parade, please sign up for ReadyPhiladelphia alerts from the Office of Emergency Management by texting “ReadyEagles” to 888-777.

The City asks the public to do their part, use common sense, and stay aware of their surroundings. Attendees should immediately report suspicious activity by notifying a police officer or dialing 911.

Visitors:

• Should not leave bags unattended and immediately contact police if they notice an unattended bag.
• Make a plan regarding travel and supervision of children.
• Make a plan in case they become separated from their parties, including identifying meetup points in case of separation.

• Ensure children have contact information for their parents or guardians on their person.
• Should sign up for parade related text alerts by texting “ReadyEagles” to 888-777.

Any missing people or children the Philadelphia Police Department come into contact with will take to one of four points along the parade route:

• First leg of parade: Engine 49, 2600 South 13th Street, 215-685-1783.
• First leg of parade: Ladder 5, South Broad and Fitzwater Street, 215-685-6899.
• Midway through parade: Convention Center Police Room, 13th Street and Race, 215-418-4955.
• Last leg of parade: 9th District, 21st Street and Hamilton, 215-686-3090/91/92.

The Philadelphia Fire Department will staff medic (EMS) tents at the following locations:
• 24th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway (South Side).
• 21st Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway (North Side).

Text “ReadyEagles” to 888-777 to receive free #EaglesParade updates about transit, public safety, and more!

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