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Here’s How Super Bowl LVII fans Can Ride Light Rail for Free

by Downtown Phoenix Inc.
Sports Travel, Shopping & Leisure Downtown Phoenix Inc. January 31, 2023

Wondering what the best, most convenient way is to access the many events happening in Downtown Phoenix for Super Bowl LVII? Connect via light rail, at no additional cost to you!

Downtown Phoenix Inc. has partnered with Valley Metro, City of Phoenix and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, with financial support from community sponsors Visit Phoenix, APS, Arizona State University, Lewis Roca, University of Arizona, Sheraton Downtown Phoenix, SmithGroup and Cordia, to offer free light rail rides to all fans attending Super Bowl LVII events—including paid and free events held at Phoenix Convention Center, Footprint Center and Margaret T. Hance Park.

Simply download the free NFL OnePass app to lock in your free fare.

“This will be the most sustainable and family-friendly Super Bowl experience yet, thanks in great part to this program,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This program leverages our investment in public transit and our commitment to keeping our city connected and accessible to our diverse community.”

To take advantage, download the NFL OnePass app and QR code, located within the Rewards section of the app, which will serve as valid light rail fare for service to/from the 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 one 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 9 – 11
  • Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at Hance Park, Feb. 9 – 12, including the first-ever Official Super Bowl Watch Party presented by Verizon

This partnership builds upon an existing program with Footprint Center, in which their event tickets serve as valid light rail fare, including the Super Bowl Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch, Feb. 6, and the Super Bowl Music Fest, Feb. 9 – 11.

“In 2015, we broke all ridership records on our light rail system, serving 126,000 on Super Bowl Saturday,” said Phoenix Councilmember and Valley Metro RPTA Board Chair Laura Pastor. “This program will make transit that much more convenient and easy-to-use for our many residents and visitors, many of whom are visiting the Valley for the first time.”

The program would not be possible without the financial support of the Downtown Phoenix business community who care about the downtown and fan experience and appreciate the transit connection.

“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 & CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “Riding Valley Metro Rail gets locals and visitors close to the action, and is a convenient, no-cost transportation option.”

Hop on board light rail from any one of the 12 free park-and-rides and five overflow parking lots in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Use the Valley Metro app to plan your travel in advance. Riders can plan a trip, track vehicles in real time and check rider alerts. Learn more: valleymetro.org/sbgameplan.

Light rail passes for local businesses

If you’re a small business Downtown looking to utilize light rail for your employees, contact Downtown Phoenix Inc. Stakeholder Engagement Manager Erika Rubio (erubio@dtphx.org) for more information on group light rail passes.