If Bostonians were in the mood for some Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese, Philly Cheesecakes or soft pretzels, they’ll have to wait until February 5h to enjoy it.
A portion of Boston along the Charles River is banning anything and everything Philadelphia ahead of the Patriots matchup against the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
The Esplanade Association has outlawed all “Philadelphia-themed products” at the 64-acre Esplanade waterfront park, a popular 3.5-mile stretch from the Museum of Science to the Boston University Bridge.
“We realized that appearing in a Super Bowl for only the third time – and first time since losing to the Patriots in 2005 – was disorienting for Philadelphia fans and that clarity on acceptable items to bring in our park should be offered,” said Michael Nichols, executive director of the Esplanade Association.
The ban includes:
- Any Philadelphia sports apparel (Flyers, Phillies, 76ers and Eagles included)
- Eagles (yes, even bald eagles)
- Cheesesteak sandwiches
- Cracked copper bells
- Soft Pretzels
- Philadelphia brand Cream Cheese (other brands of cream cheese permitted)
- Anything in the shade “Midnight Green”
- Will Smith and Sylvester Stallone
Confidently, the association says the ban will be in effect until the “Duck Boats return to Boston’s streets after Super Bowl LII.”