Philly'' s ' Rocky ' statue closed 2 weeks for site enhancements

Wednesday, May 31, 2017|9:35 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA– Yo, travelers! The Rocky statue in Philadelphia is off-limits once again.

The statue of the imaginary fighter is located near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Sylvester Stallone adds the actions while training for huge fights in various “Rocky” movies.

The statue was off-limits to travelers at the end of April while teams took apart a momentary stage erected for the NFL Draft. On Tuesday, the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation states the statue will be closed to tourists for two weeks.

That’s since enhancements are being made to the website surrounding the statue at the head of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The area will be repaved and its perimeter defense will likewise be changed. That work will keep travelers from getting close enough to the statue to take selfies and other images.

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