PHOENIX, AZ – The City of Phoenix has announced that subway services will be provided free of charge for those attending the different activities that the NFL will hold from February 4 to 5.
The City Council reported that Valley Metro, the Phoenix Convention Center, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Downtown Phoenix Inc, with the support of several downtown sponsors, have partnered to offer sponsored fares to Super Bowl Experience attendees.
“This will be the most sustainable and family-friendly Super Bowl experience to date, thanks in large part to this program that leverages our investment in public transportation and our commitment to keeping our city connected and accessible to our diverse community,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.
To take advantage of the benefits, local officials have recommended citizens and visitors download the NFL OnePass app and the QR code located within the Rewards section, which will serve as a valid light rail fare for service to and from events.
The OnePass app must be downloaded with the QR code available to present to a fare inspector upon request. The QR code is valid for an adult or family traveling together to the following events:
Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at the Phoenix Convention Center, Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 9-11.
Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at Hance Park, Feb. 9-12, including the first-ever Official Super Bowl Party presented by Verizon.
The partnership builds on an existing program with Footprint Center, in which its event tickets serve as valid light rail fare, including Super Bowl Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch, Feb. 6, and Super Bowl Music Fest, Feb. 9-11.
“In 2015, we broke all ridership records on our light rail system, serving 126,000 people on Super Bowl Saturday,” said Phoenix Councilmember and Valley Metro RPTA Board Chair Laura Pastor.
“The Host Committee is proud to work with Valley Metro to focus on the fan experience at Super Bowl events and to make getting in and around downtown Phoenix as easy as possible,” said Jay Parry, President and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.
Riders were encouraged to use the Valley Metro app to plan their trip in advance, follow vehicles in real time and check for alerts.