Eagles fans flock to Philadelphia to fete champs at parade

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Eagles' quarterback Nick Foles might have been MVP of the Super Bowl, but on Thursday, center Jason Kelce was MVP of the team's first parade down Broad Street.

Organizers say they're preparing for as many as 2 million people to jam the parade route.

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.

The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl just four days ago, and there was plenty of celebrating on Sunday night.

Mayor Jim Kenney called on fans to celebrate with passion and pride, again referring to those who committed violence and vandalism late Sunday as "knuckleheads".

Operators of the Minneapolis stadium that hosted the Super Bowl have some seats to replace, including one taken by a Philadelphia Eagles fan who was spotted with a stolen seat at the airport.

After a food fight broke out at a Philly convenience store after the Super Bowl win, two cops were on duty at the location ahead of Thursday's parade.

The championship parade Philadelphia has dreamed about and agonized over - year after year, decade after decade, across generations of faithful but frustrated fans - well, it's here, Philly. "We are after all the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection". The city's two subways will be free all day, but fans coming in from the Pennsylvania suburbs might have a trickier time getting into the city.

If you weren't able to trek to the parade route and see everything up close, we've got you covered.

In a tweet, the department urged those involved the postgame mayhem to turn themselves in. "So, I mean, you put your own wanted poster out on social media for all to see".

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