Eagles victory parade cost Philly $2 million

Friends from North Philadelphia faced the cold since 5:30 a.m. to get the best spot they could for the Eagles Super Bowl Champions parade in Philadelphia February 8th 2018. (Emily Cohen for WHYY)

Friends from North Philadelphia faced the cold since 5:30 a.m. to get the best spot they could for the Eagles Super Bowl Champions parade in Philadelphia February 8th 2018. (Emily Cohen for WHYY)

 

Philadelphia spent $2.27 million on February’s victory parade for the Super Bowl champion Eagles.

The majority of that total – $2 million – covered overtime for city employees. The largest share of that – $1.5 million – went for police overtime pay.

The other $273,000 covered property and equipment damages, and the Eagles will pick up that tab.

The Eagles organization haven’t released a final figure, but at a press conference a day after the parade, president Don Smolenski estimated the team spent between $2 million and $3 million on the festivities.

The state is also chipping in, handing the city $500,000 to offset the security costs.

The Feb. 8 parade started near Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia, wound through Center City, and ended with a rally in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Fairmount.

It’s estimated more than a million people packed the route to celebrate the Eagles’ 41-33 win over the New England Patriots, the team’s first-ever Super Bowl title.

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