Philadelphia police are gearing up for possible rowdy street celebrations in the event the Eagles defeat the Minnesota Vikings to become the NFC Division champions and move on to the Super Bowl.
Businesses in the area of Cottman and Frankford Avenues in Northeast Philadelphis — scene of past post-victory mass gatherings –– are being advised to make sure their grates are down Sunday night and that anything outside, such as trash cans and flower pots, are brought inside.
In a letter to the businesses, Capt. Anthony Luca, commander to the 15th Police District, is asking bars to sell alcohol in plastic cups only and to refrain from selling take out bottles.
"The police will be enforcing open container laws," Luca said.
No parking signs will be posted in the area effective from 3 p.m. Sunday through 3 a.m. Monday.
Luca said police officers will be out in force in the area but he had a special request: "If you have cameras, please have them on."