A Kansas City Chief’s bar in the land of the Philadelphia Eagles | USA TODAY

Big Charlie's Saloon, a Kansas City Chiefs bar in the heart of South Philadelphia, awaits the outcome of Super Bowl LVII.

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A Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles should be a landmark day for Big Charlie's Saloon, the neighborhood dive that has garnered fame for its Chiefs-obsessed patrons and is equally proud of the city its regulars call home.

For owner Paul Staico, it has become the worst-case scenario. A week before the big game, Staico made the call to close for Super Bowl Sunday.

His reasoning was twofold. For marquee events such as this one, Big Charlie’s sets up television screens, grills and seating outside. With the Chiefs playing the Eagles, the hometown team whose Lincoln Financial Field is less than two miles from the bar, Staico wanted to keep everybody inside.

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