Eagles championship parade officially scheduled for Thursday.
The party in Philadelphia hasn't stopped since the Eagles secured their first Super Bowl title on Sunday night, but the real festivities have only just begun.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Eagles President Don Smolenski, and other city officials held a news conference this morning to provide more details about the Eagles' Super Bowl parade which is officially scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 8th.
According to Tuesday's press conference, the 5-mile parade will kick off at 10:45 am. outside of Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia and will conclude with a ceremony at 1 pm at the Philadelphia Art Museum. A number of surprises are planned along the parade route, though further details were not provided.
There will be 14 jumbotrons televising the parade and, as promised by Anheuser-Busch, parade-goers over the age of 21 along the route will receive a free bud light. The beer giveaway at select taverns stems from a comment made by Eagles right tackle, Lane Johnson, who told ESPN in August that he would give out free beer to everybody if the Eagles won the Super Bowl. Bud Light quickly responded with a tweet that read, "Win it all and the party is on us. Deal?"
Of course, Eagles fans don't need any more reasons to get hammered for the much anticipated Super Bowl celebration, but Mayor Jim Kenney really poked the bear when he said that those who were partying on Sunday night (H/T NJ.com), "probably had been partying from the afternoon through 10:30 to 11 o'clock" at night. Since Thursday's parade is being held in the morning, he said, "I doubt that even the hardiest partiers will be drinking that much at 10:45 a.m."
Sounds like a challenge that I'm sure Eagles fans will happily accept.