Eagles fans this week felt something they’d never felt before: The sweet satisfaction of the ultimate victory.
Today was the time to celebrate.
A parade on Broad Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and a ceremony at the Philadelphia Museum of Art marked the team’s historic Super Bowl LII win. The city played host to crowds estimated at hundreds of thousands.
It was a party of monumental proportions – likely one of the largest events to ever take place in Philadelphia, and one that was orchestrated in just a few days. If you weren’t one of those lucky enough to attend the festivities, you can read over our running live blog. We had reporters and photographers stationed across the city to bring you on-the-ground coverage of today’s celebrations.
A quick rundown of what you missed:
- Hundreds of thousands of fans crowded Broad Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the early morning hours to catch a glimpse of the Eagles Super Bowl parade and the gleaming Vince Lombardi Trophy.
- The parade and ensuing celebration went on largely without incident, and our journalists on the ground reported peaceful crowds.
- Transit fared decently in the morning as fans streamed into the city – the situation at city stations seemed congested as of the end of the celebration on the Parkway.
- At the Art Museum, fans heard from head coach Doug Pederson, owner Jeffrey Lurie, Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, quarterback Carson Wentz and others who spoke directly to them, most saying some variation of: “Thanks, and we couldn’t have done it without you.”
- Jason Kelce delivered an epic, expletive-laden speech you’ve got to see to believe.
- As the day of festivities ends, we’re tracking how the area’s transit systems are holding up, providing tips on getting home, keeping a list of the best places to hang out in the city after and updating our photo gallery with scenes from the day.
Here’s a blow-by-blow recap:
The event has drawn throngs of fans, who gathered as early as the pre-dawn hours. Trying to get to the festivities? We’re tracking transit problems and have tips on how to get around. Here’s how you can catch the broadcast on TV (we also have a stream here on Philly.com.) And here’s our guide with information on food, drinks, weather and more on what to expect from the parade.