Philadelphia Eagles Fan Mania Overtakes the Region; 10 Days Out, Eagles Fans Go ‘Green’ as Their Team Flies to Super Bowl XXXIX

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES! As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to meet the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6 – the Birds’ first Super Bowl appearance since 1981 – the region is showing its loyalty:

— In a wave of support for the Eagles, 15 of Center City’s tallest
buildings have turned their lights green. The Benjamin Franklin
Bridge, Philadelphia’s famed suspension bridge over the Delaware
River, also shines green all night long.

— “Eagle tinis” have fans buzzing with excitement at Smith & Wollensky,
a steakhouse in The Rittenhouse Hotel. The green cocktail, made of
DeKuyper Sour Apple, Absolut vodka, sour mix and a splash of pineapple
juice and garnished with a football-shaped lime, is selling well in
anticipation of the big match-up. 210 W. Rittenhouse Square,
(215) 545-1700, http://www.smithandwollensky.com/.

— Fans can wear their hearts on their wrists with BoosterBands, $2
rubber wristbands promoted by Eagles’ tackle Jon Runyan. Slogans
include “Go Green” and “Philly Football.” The bands are available at
http://www.boosterbands.com/.

— A Donovan McNabb jersey, made of sheared beaver fur, is perfect for
the fancier fan. Walnut Street’s Jacques Ferber has created a custom-
made version of number five’s game-day uniform. 1708 Walnut Street,
(215) 735-4173, http://www.jacquesferber.com/

— Team loyalists can experience their star quarterback’s ideal
Philadelphia weekend. Entitled “Donovan McNabb’s Weekend with the
Guys,” the itinerary is the newest addition to the Itineraries and
Tours section of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing
Corporation’s Web site, gophila.com. McNabb encourages visitors to
check out restaurants and nightspots in Old City, a sporting event in
South Philadelphia and some of the city’s classic attractions,
including the Liberty Bell Center.

Eagle maniacs can keep up with all of the city’s “green” happenings by checking http://www.gophila.com/eagles for regular updates.

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) builds the region’s economy and image through destination marketing to increase the number of visitors, the number of nights they stay and the number of things they do in the five-county region. For more information about travel to Philadelphia, visit http://www.gophila.com/ or call the Independence Visitor Center, located in Independence National Historical Park, at (800) 537-7676.

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