Philadelphia Shells Out $2.27 Million For Eagles Super Bowl Parade

Pat Loeb
April 20, 2018 - 9:03 pm
Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; (Editors note: Caption correction) Philadelphia Eagles player Jason Kelce speaks to fans attending Super Bowl LII celebration at Philadelphia Art Museum.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The tab is in for the Philadelphi Eagles' victory parade, and most of the expense is for police overtime.

The bottom line was $2.27 million. Two million of that is overtime for city workers, including a $1.5 million just for police.

There was also $273,000 dollars worth of property damage, according to city officials.

They say the Eagles will cover the property damage, and their own costs for the parade and ceremony at the Art Museum. Pennsylvania has agreed to kick in $500,000 for security costs, leaving the taxpayers to foot $1.5 million of the bill.
 
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney issued this statement.

“We thank the Eagles for their contribution to cover property damages on top of everything else they did to make the parade and ceremony so special. We’d also like to thank the Commonwealth for helping defray the security costs to help ensure that this was a joyous day for residents throughout Philadelphia and the region. It's estimated that the two playoff games at the Linc prior to the Super Bowl brought in $2.3 million in additional wage and parking taxes. With that factored in, I'm comfortable that we were able to stage an enormous and nearly-flawless celebration while still protecting the interests of taxpayers. We’re very proud of the team, and its fans made Philadelphia shine on the day of the parade."
 
And there was a statement from Eagles President Don Smolenski:

“This was a true collaboration and we are thankful for all of the support from the city and state, in addition to the hard work and dedication of our partners and staff, to make it such a memorable day for the millions of Eagles fans in attendance or watching from home.”