Philadelphia closes streets to prevent Eagles fans from tailgating

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Ahead of Sunday's Eagles home opener against the Rams at 1:00pm, Philadelphia officials announced this week that the Lincoln Financial Field parking lots, FDR park, and streets nearby the stadium will closed on Sunday because of restrictions against large gathering due to COVID-19.

“For the safety of our residents and due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, tailgating will not be permitted until further notice,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. “There are still many ways to enjoy the game safely, and we encourage fans to watch at home with family.”

The areas of South 7th Street, Broad Street and Packer Avenue to I-95 will be closed to vehicle traffic on Sunday between 6am-5pm, according to city officials.

Here are the full road closures for Sunday:

1. S. 11th Street closed to traffic both ways (Pattison Avenue to Terminal Avenue)
2. Pattison Avenue closed to traffic both ways (S. Broad Street to S. 7th Street)
3. S. 10th Street closed to traffic southbound (Packer Avenue and Hartranft Street or “Phillies Way”)
4. South Darien Street closed to traffic southbound (Packer Ave. to Pattison Avenue)

These closures will continue for every Eagles home game this season until further notice.