Fans head to Philadelphia for NFC Championship Game

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — From Wells Fargo Center to Boathouse Row and the Center City skyline, it seems every Philadelphia landmark was lit up in Eagles Green on Friday night.

The city is now united in bringing the energy the birds need to win on Sunday.

As we walked the streets, we found the city filling up with fans from all over the world to witness the history unfolding in the Linc.

We met four friends who came all the way from Tijuana, Mexico to Bleed Green on Sunday.

But with worldwide Eagles, fans come to 49ers fans.

“I’m hoping for a big win. We have some great players, Purdy and Bosa,” said Celestina Gillow from San Francisco.

Gillow and her husband’s first stop was Reading Terminal Market.

“I went for a turkey cheesesteak because I don’t eat red meat. My husband had a Philly cheesesteak,” Gillow said.

We asked her if she knew what she’s getting into on Sunday in South Philadelphia.

“Our friends and family have said not to wear 49ers gear there. So I’m hoping for a very nice, friendly, fan-friendly atmosphere,” Gillow said.

Down at the airport, a flight out of San Fran brought more of the ’49 empire.

They seem to be quite a confident fanbase.

“I brought it here from Phoenix, I’m bringing it. Brining it,” said Raymond Madrigal of San Francisco.

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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