PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia is gearing up and shutting down for its first-ever Super Bowl parade, with universities, schools and city offices all shuttering and mass transit being shifted to serve the needs of parade-going Eagles fans.
Museums, city courts and even the Philadelphia Zoo will also be closed as the city focuses on Thursday's celebrations. Visitors, however, will still be able to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
The parade is set to start at 11 a.m. at South Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, near the stadium, and end at the art museum steps that Sylvester Stallone climbed in the "Rocky" movies.
Officials said fans should expect dramatic surprises.
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Meanwhile, police have begun making more arrests for vandalism that broke out after the Eagles won their first Super Bowl by beating the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Among the new wave of arrests was a 20-year-old accused of flipping over a car.
"The small number of knuckleheads should stay home," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said of those planning to attend the celebration on Thursday.
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