The City of Philadelphia held a press conference on Tuesday morning to announce the details of the Feb. 8 celebration to honor the 2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. The parade will start at 11 a.m., along a route that will stretch from the Lincoln Financial Field in the sports complex to the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.
The parade route has been planned with the safety and security of fans in mind. Tremendous crowds are expected, and the city urges everyone attending the parade to celebrate safely and respectfully in a way that will make Philadelphia shine.
The City, SEPTA and public safety-related agencies will provide consistent and up-to-date information via ReadyPhiladelphia and social media. The City urges everyone to stay informed by signing up for free text alerts. Simply text ReadyEagles to 888–777 to enroll.
To customize your text alerts, or to receive email alerts, visit the Office of Emergency Management’s website phila.gov/ready. Updates will also be provided via Twitter, @PhiladelphiaGov; Instagram, @CityofPhiladelphia; and Facebook, facebook.com/cityofphiladelphia.
The parade will step off from Broad Street and Pattison Avenue at 11 a.m., traveling northbound on Broad Street to South Penn Square, westbound on South Penn Square to 15th Street, northbound on 15th Street to JFK Boulevard, westbound on JFK Boulevard to 16th Street, northbound on 16th Street to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, westbound on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Eakins Oval, terminating at the Philadelphia Museum of Art apron. A formal program will take place in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art starting at 1 p.m. Video screens and other attractions will be placed along the parade route.
The perimeter of the parade will be firmly secured and protected for maximum public safety. Throughout the event, the City will provide a strong presence of law enforcement and emergency medical services. City personnel and Eagles officials will utilize a network of prevention and response services, which will be integrated, mobile and in constant communication.
The public can do their part by using common sense. If you are attending the parade, make a plan regarding driving, public transit, parking, supervision of children and wearing comfortable attire. Be prepared to walk, as road closures near the parade route will lead to traffic congestion and delays. Fans are also advised to leave no bags or items unattended. In an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity or item (a backpack, a package, a container), notify a police officer immediately or call 9–1–1. Do not try to open, move, cover or touch a suspicious item.
With well over a million fans expected to attend the festivities, significant travel delays can be expected, and implementation of additional road closures and lane restrictions may be necessary during the event to maintain public safety. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes, and allow for extra driving time when traveling in the vicinity. The City is asking that people refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.
In terms of South Philadelphia, from 10 a.m. until approximately 6 p.m., all cross streets on Broad Street from Pattison Avenue to South Penn Square, from 13th Street to 15th Street will be closed, as will Pattison Avenue between 7th and 20th streets. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted. Vehicles parked in these locations during posted hours will be relocated.
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. Westbound travel on the Schuylkill Travel will terminate at Paine Skate Park.
SEPTA will be implementing a special parade day public transportation plan to ensure the safe arrival and departure of event goers. Visit septa.org for complete details. To help fans celebrate the Eagles Super Bowl LII victory, SEPTA has partnered with Independence Blue Cross to offer free rides on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines during the Championship Parade on Thursday. SEPTA will also make significant service adjustments, including limited stops on Regional Rail for service to-and-from Center City.
If driving into Center City is necessary, commercial off-street parking lots and garages conveniently are located near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Broad Street and the stadium complex. Contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability, or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website, philapark.org for a list of parking options.
For those who prefer watching from home or at the office, NBC10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia will provide extensive multi-platform coverage of the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles parade. The celebration will air live on NBC10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia and stream on NBC10.com and NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.