City closing roads around Sports Complex to prohibit tailgating

Map of Road Closures, according to the City of Philadelphia

The City announced today a series of street closures throughout the sports complex area in advance of the Eagles home opener on Sunday, September 20. The street closures will be in place to enforce the city’s prohibition on tailgating in accordance with local health recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The area of 7th to Broad and Packer to I-95 will be blocked to vehicular traffic, specifically the following streets will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. on September 20 until 5 p.m.:

  • S. 11th Street closed to traffic both ways (Pattison Ave. to Terminal Ave.)
  • Pattison Ave. closed to traffic both ways (S. Broad Street to S. 7th Street)
  • S. 10th Street closed to traffic southbound (Packer Avenue and Hartranft Street a.k.a. “Phillies Way”)
  • S. Darien Street closed to traffic southbound (Packer Ave. to Pattison Ave.).

The street closures will be in effect for each Eagles home game until further notice.

“For the safety of our residents and due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, tailgating will not be permitted until further notice,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “There are still many ways to enjoy the game safely, and we encourage fans to watch at home with family.”

The City is working with the Eagles, other sports teams, property owners, and the Sports Complex Special Services District to enforce the prohibition.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the sports complex. Those driving should also refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow, and is illegal.

Access for Employees or Xfinity Live! Patrons:
Employees and staff who need to access the sports complex or people patronizing Xfinity Live! should be prepared to present their tickets/ID to Police to gain vehicular or pedestrian access during the street closures.

Prohibition on Tailgating in FDR Park:
Tailgating is not permitted at FDR Park this year. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Philadelphia Police Department will increase patrols of the park on Eagles game days.

Public Transportation:
SEPTA will be running a normal Sunday schedule. All SEPTA passengers are required to wear a face mask or covering. Detours, alerts and general information can be found on SEPTA’s website.