The parade will take about two hours. First stop is to be in front of the Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., where the Philly Pops will serenade the team.
Then it will be on to Broad Street and Washington Avenue, where it will be the Mummers' turn to pay homage. Finally the team will roll down to FDR Park for a short program.
The parade's cost to taxpayers will be negligible, Gillison said. The city will put no additional police on duty. Those assigned to the parade will be earning their standard straight-time pay, he said.
The parade will be a "rolling" affair, meaning there will no lengthy street closures. Intersections will be closed only as the parade passes.
Gillison said he was unsure how large a crowd might turn out, given that this late in August there are "probably more Philadelphians at the Jersey Shore than here."
He said he hoped for the team's sake that the crowd would be in the thousands.
Peppered with questions by reporters, Gillison seemed stumped once, and then only momentarily, when one asked if the parade was not "overkill," given that the team had a city-sponsored rally at LOVE Park on Sunday.
"Overkill?" Gillison responded. "I disagree, and so does the mayor. We want to be able to say to our kids you don't always have to be noticed in a negative way. I'll take the criticism that we are doing too much to highlight the positive aspects of our kids any day."