Police Prep for Post-Eagles Game Mayhem in Northeast Philly

If Sunday’s victory celebration (we’re hopeful) is anything like the 2008 Phillies World Series riots, we should probably pray for the city.

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A man climbs a traffic signal as fans celebrate the Phillies World Series baseball victory on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. (AP File Photo / Joseph Kaczmarek)

Philly, we hope you’re prepared.

In the event that the Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday (fingers crossed, dog masks ready), police are prepping for complete celebration mayhem in Northeast Philly.

The Philadelphia Police Department is advising businesses near Frankford and Cottman avenues (the established blowout spot in Mayfair) to lock up and protect their property if they plan to close for the game. Bar owners are being told to sell alcohol in plastic cups only – and not to offer takeout bottles.

Open container laws will be enforced as usual on Sunday, so police are warning businesses to be cognizant of customers attempting to leave or loiter outside their establishment with open containers. And shops should leave their cameras on during and after the game, per the PPD.

Finally, there will be no parking signs posted along the 7100, 7200 and 7300 blocks of Frankford Avenue, as well as the 3500 and 4000 blocks of Cottman Avenue and the 3500 block of Ryan Avenue. Those signs will be in effect between 3 p.m. on Sunday and 3 a.m. on Monday.

If the post-game celebration (again, fingers crossed) looks anything like the Phillies World Series celebration, the measures are probably a good call. Here, footage from Frankford and Cottman avenues after the unforgettable 2008 win, when 76 people were arrested across the city:

But hey, Philly’s due for a good celebration, right? This is the closest the Eagles have gotten to the Super Bowl since 2009.