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NFC Championship: Barricades in Philly, grease ready for poles as Eagles set to host 49ers


The barricades are in place around City Hall as officials prepare for a party of epic proportions.

And the police department will be greasing poles as well in an effort to prevent people from climbing up.

It's playoff football in Philadelphia!

It was the same protocol the city did after the Eagles won the Super Bowl back in 2018 and, more recently, during the Phillies World Series run.

The Eagles band got the party rolling on Thursday ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship game.

At Rittenhouse Square, hundreds lined up to get their hands on a green hot dog, t-shirt and hat, courtesy of Dietz and Watson.

"This city is so electric, it's unbelievable. Go Birds! We've got to make it, we've got to make it," said Debbie Kemp.

"This city is so electric, it's unbelievable. Go birds, we've got to make it, we've got to make it," said Debbie Kemp.

Jack McDonald and his wife Terry are celebrating his retirement in Arizona at the Super Bowl with their sons and daughter-in-law.

"We bought the tickets on StubHub back in September," said McDonald.

Phans of Philly is currently booking trips. With 300 people already on the sports travel agency's pre-sale waiting list for Super Bowl tickets and hotel.

"It includes a three-night hotel stay, tailgate party, game day transportation and game day ticket," said Joe DiBiaggio.

Bill Rynkiewicz, of Ocean City, remembers back in 1981 when the Eagles played Dallas in the NFC Championship. His ticket cost a mere $11.

"Regular season games were 2/3 of that price. So the $11 was a 50% increase for playoffs," said Rynkiewicz.

City officials are already putting out the message for everyone to celebrate safely and responsibly.

Plans for potential road closures will be announced later.
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