The city of Philadelphia is still rocking from the improvable Eagles Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. Rocking so much that the Super Bowl parade has to wait a few more days.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Eagles President Don Smolenski, and other city officials held a news conference Tuesday morning to provide more details about the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade which is officially scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 8th.
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) February 5, 2018
According to Tuesday’s press conference, the 5-mile parade will kick off at 10:45 a.m. outside of Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia and will conclude with a ceremony at 1:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Art Museum. A number of surprises are planned along the parade route, though further details were not provided.
The School District of Philadelphia announced that schools will be closed Thursday to give students the “the chance to witness history.”
The Creative Group’s Fred Stein, who helped plan the event, said that since not everyone will get a view of the ceremony, 14 Jumbo-trons will be set up along the Parkway from Eakins Oval down to City Hall.
Bud Light will fulfill its promise of free beer now that the Philadelphia Eagles have won the Super Bowl.
The @Eagles of Philadelphia have emerged victorious! Join us with @LaneJohnson65 and your 21+ friends at taverns along the parade route to raise one of the Kingdom’s favorite light lagers. #PhillyPhilly 🍻 #DillyDilly pic.twitter.com/30ptis8xIC
— Bud Light (@budlight) February 5, 2018
The beer giveaway at select taverns stems from a comment made by Eagles right tackle, Lane Johnson, who told ESPN in August that he would give out free beer to everybody if the Eagles won the Super Bowl. Bud Light quickly responded with a tweet that read, “Win it all and the party is on us. Deal?”
More than a million people attended the Philadelphia Phillies’ championship parade in 2008, and ESPN says it’s likely that attendance for the Eagles’ parade Thursday should double that amount.