Philadelphia will host a victory parade Thursday for the Eagles, who defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday night to capture the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship.
City officials confirmed Monday that the parade will start at 11 a.m. at Broad and Pattison in south Philadelphia, then head north to the Art Museum.
The original plan was for the parade to be held on Wednesday, but the forecast is calling for rain and snow throughout the day, with one to three inches of snow expected. The forecast on Thursday calls for sunshine and a high of 32 degrees.
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Fans throughout Philadelphia celebrated Sunday night and into Monday morning. Philadelphia officials said there were some acts of vandalism, a gas station was looted and three arrests were made as tens of thousands of people converged on downtown.
“Oh man, Philly is crazy right now I bet,” Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox said, via ESPN. “The city probably won’t sleep for a week. It’s so exciting, I can’t wait to be on that bus going down Broad Street and seeing the passion of these fans when we get back there.”
Free beer. What can go wrong?
One highlight for thirsty parade attendees: free beer, thanks to Eagles Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson and Bud Light.
Back in training camp, Johnson innocuously told reporters he would provide free beer to fans at a post-Super Bowl parade if the Eagles won a championship.
Bud Light got wind of the comments and tweeted a challenge to Johnson: “Win it all and the party is on us. Deal?”
Months and one Super Bowl victory later, Bud Light kept its word, releasing a statement Monday promising free brews along the parade route, calling it “Victory Lane.”