February 04, 2018
Parking in the median of South Broad Street -- a time-honored and fully illegal tradition in South Philly -- will be actually banned Sunday in anticipation of Super Bowl LII.
After the Philadelphia Eagles took the NFC Championship title two weeks ago, fans flooded the streets in celebration. Perhaps anticipating the possibility for a similar outcome from tonight's game, the Philadelphia Police have officially banned parking there starting 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 through 3 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5. The same measures were taken for the NFC game.
ATTENTION: Please see attached, a letter from the PPD and a notice about parking in preparation of the Eagles game on Sunday. Let's be prepared and enjoy the Super Bowl in a safe and responsible way. Fly Eagles Fly E-A-G-L-E-S ! pic.twitter.com/068vmzmboA— Larry Farnese (@larryfarnese) February 2, 2018
The notification applies to Broad Street from Lombard Street southward to Oregon Avenue.
Additionally, the police are switching it up after the now-infamous use of Crisco to deter Eagles fans from climbing city poles backfired. On Super Bowl Sunday police were seen throughout the city greasing light poles with hydraulic fluid instead. That stuff is water-resistant, so the rain won’t change things for aspiring climbers, either.
No Crisco this time. It's hydraulic fluid going up on all signs and poles to prevent fans from climbing after the game pic.twitter.com/EFR0ydZfu5— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) February 4, 2018
Looks like the city didn’t need that offer from PornHub after all. Win or lose, though, stay safe tonight!