In South Philly on Saturday? Expect delays, thanks to the Eagles and the Killers

The Killers are set to play the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday — the same day the Eagles face off against the Atlanta Falcons in a highly anticipated playoff game across the way at Lincoln Financial Field. Which, of course, means one thing for South Philadelphia: traffic.

The two events are somewhat staggered in time, with the Eagles kicking off against the Falcons at 4:35 p.m., while doors for the Killers open at 7 p.m. (the band is scheduled to take the stage at 9:45 p.m.). Fans attending either event should expect delays, especially considering Saturday afternoon is supposed to be 48 degrees and sunny following morning showers. That weather will likely encourage increased tailgating, which will make parking for Killers’ fans particularly difficult.

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Parking-wise, the lots surrounding Citizens Bank Park will be open for parking, even if Eagles tailgaters take up a lot of room. The subway, however, is probably your best bet for both events. AT&T Station on the Broad Street Line is just a short walk from the front doors of the Linc and the Wells Fargo Center. It also happens to cost a fraction of parking rates.

Still, it’s best that Killers fans plan to arrive early. The venue will open its Cure Insurance Club at 4 p.m., and will offer food and beverages, along with showing the Eagles game for those who are interested in both.

If you insist on driving, however, the Wells Fargo Center will have traffic updates available on Twitter and their own website ahead of the Killers show.

Eagles fans, meanwhile, will likely face the usual rigmarole. Leaving the game, however, may be a little painful, seeing as sports columnist Paul Domowitch predicts a Falcons victory.

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