AAA Mid-Atlantic: Philly Fans Prepare to be Part of History as Eagles Fly Up Broad Street/Parkway
Planning, preparation and patience can help those attending the Eagles Parade
PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 6, 2018) – Philly fans never through they’d live to see the day – the Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl Champions! And now the Birds will “fly” up Broad Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to meet their fans for a victory parade that will undoubtedly go down as an historic celebration.
Now that fans have taken the day off, what do they need to know before heading into Philadelphia for Thursday’s parade? It will undoubtedly be an early morning and late night for many, all of whom will likely encounter road closures, parking restrictions, public transportation delays, etc. AAA Mid-Atlantic urges fans to use the Triple P’s – planning, preparation and patience.
“The Eagles Super Bowl victory parade will undoubtedly be an historic day for the team, the city and the fans – a once-in-a-lifetime event,” says Jana L. Tidwell, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “AAA urges those heading into Philadelphia for the parade to remember to use the triple P’s – plan, prepare and pack (lots of) patience.”
HOW TO GET TO THE PARADE
Road Closures, Parking Restrictions, Public Transportation Schedules
Plan BEFORE you go:
Check the traffic and transit situation and adjust your route
Give yourself plenty of extra time to get where you’re going
Comfortable shoes are key – be prepared to walk and stand for long periods of time
Layers – dress appropriately for the cold weather
Pack snacks and water – many people don’t want to give up their spots along parade routes, etc. to find something to eat/drink
Bring a portable cell phone charger
When you ARRIVE:
Keep your money/credit cards/identification in a safe place, preferable close to your body
Be advised of security procedures in place, depending on where you are going
Cell service may be spotty – be prepared NOT to be able to make cell phone calls
Be vigilant – stay aware of your surroundings, use common sense
Residents, visitors, and journalists should sign up for free parade text alerts. Text “ReadyEagles” to 888-777.
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