There's a party on Thursday in Philadelphia. Have you heard?
The city of Philadelphia and Mayor Jim Kenney announced all of the details of the Eagles Super Bowl Championship Parade this morning at a press conference at City Hall.
"Knuckleheads should stay home," Kenney said of the big day on Thursday.
Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. also said Sunday night was a crowd like the Philly Police Department has never seen — "It totally morphed the Phillies celebration in 2008 by leaps and bounds."
So expect Thursday to be huge.
The parade will run from the sports complex in South Philly up Broad Street towards City Hall, turning up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and culminating in front of the Museum of Art.
The schedule has the parade beginning at 11 a.m. from Broad and Pattison with the event in front of the Art Museum set to start at 1 p.m. It will air on television on NBC 10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Fans are obviously encouraged NOT to drive anywhere near the parade route or in center city. Travel on SEPTA is recommended.
Here's all of the official info from the city:
Official event information including route and times
Date: Thursday, February 8.
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.
How to watch
NBC10 is the official broadcast partner for the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII Championship Celebration. The celebration will air live on NBC10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia. It will also stream on NBC10.com and NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.
Courts and schools affected
All Philadelphia public and parochial schools will be closed on Thursday, February 8.
All Courts and Philadelphia Courts offices will be closed. If you are scheduled for Jury Duty on Thursday, February 8, 2018 do not report for service. You will be rescheduled at a later date. All critical Court services are expected to remain operational.
Philadelphia City Council has cancelled its stated public meeting for Thursday.
Trash and recycling
Trash and recycling pickups are suspended on Thursday, February 8. Thursday’s pickups will be made on Friday, and Friday’s pickups will be made on Saturday.
Parade route and road closures
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 8 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. 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.