From a press release:
Today, Uber and the Philadelphia Phillies unveiled a new partnership to provide fans with convenient, affordable transportation options to and from Citizens Bank Park, designating Uber as the team’s official rideshare app. In celebration of this initiative and to mark the Phillies Home Opener this Friday, April 7, uberPOOL rides going to or from Citizens Bank Park within Philadelphia County from 1-8pm will cost only $2.15.
“Thanks to Uber, fans have another great option to get to the ballpark on Opening Day,” said David Buck, Phillies Senior Vice President, Marketing and Advertising Sales. “The $2.15 uberPOOL is an affordable and easy way to get to all the fan-festivities that surround our first home game of the season.”
There are, of course, some sticking points here. First, it’s uberPOOL, so you’ll be riding with total strangers. Second, it’s uberPOOL, so it can take anywhere from 1.5 to 38 times as long to get to where you need to go.* But if you’re not really in any rush, and you don’t mind the whole stranger thing, $2.15 – while just a pun on the area code – actually squeaks in just under SEPTA’s $2.25 for a cash ride on the BSL. So even if you’re close to the subway, the deal still works. Friday’s opener is at 3:05. I’d summon a car as early as possible.
*A friend took uberPOOL from Center City to my house, in South Philly, just once. It took 45 minutes once he was in the car. Google Maps says the walk should only take 38 minutes.