The Phillies will host a public event in the historic district Tuesday, in what has to be the worst kept secret of this century. Philadelphia will be announced as the city to host the 2026 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. This will coincide with the 250th birthday celebration of the United States. The press conference kicks off at 2:00 PM and will last about an hour, according to a release from the Phillies and Major League Baseball.
Street closures are going to be put in effect as of tonight. Read the following to learn about road closures and if drones are allowed to be flown overhead to get photos.
Streets will be closed in the vicinity of the event in the interest of public safety, in accordance with the following schedule:
Monday – April 15, 2019
500 block of Market Street, both directions, closed from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday – April 16, 2019
Market Street, eastbound lanes, closed between 7th and 6th Streets from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
500 block of Market Street, both directions, closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
6th Street closed between Arch Street and Ranstead Streets intermittently from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Traffic delays are to be expected.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event.
Double-parking is prohibited and will be strictly enforced on the 500 block of Market Street beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 through approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
On-street parking will be prohibited on portions of 6th Street between Arch Street and Ranstead Street from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
All posted signs must be obeyed. Vehicles parked in posted areas will be relocated.
Due to associated road closures, SEPTA bus routes 17, 33, 38, and 44 will be detoured on Monday, April 15, 2019 and Tuesday, April 16, in the vicinity of the event. Detours will be posted and specific route changes will be made available on SEPTA’s System Status Page.
SEPTA can be reached at 215-580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social. For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules, visit www.septa.org or call 215-580-7800, and www.njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.
For public safety purposes, flying of drones or UAS in the area of 5th and Market during the event is prohibited. Commercial pilots with appropriate FAA waivers are encouraged to notify the City through the Philadelphia UAS Notification Form. If attendees see a drone, please report it to the nearest Philadelphia Police officer with a location and description of the pilot.