Who doesn’t love free things? Thanks to Valley Metro’s partnership with the Talking Stick Resort Arena you can easily get to the fun in downtown Phoenix while skipping the cost of parking or a ride.
Through our RailRide program, your train fare is free when you buy a ticket for any Talking Stick Resort Arena event. Tickets can be used to ride the rail starting four hours before the event and are valid through the rest of the service day.
The Talking Stick Resort Arena is located by the 3rd St/Jefferson station and hosts more than 130 family-friendly events each year. You can catch some of the hottest musicians touring the country, laugh it up to at some great comedy shows or watch the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury basketball teams hit the court for their home games.
Ralph Marchetta, Sr., Vice President of Ticket Operations, says light rail is a major reason for the arena’s success. He says light rail gives customers “safe, reliable and accessible transportation” to the downtown area, which is especially important during the arena’s popular events.
And a heads up, while Chase Field is just down the street from the arena your tickets to events at the stadium do not double as a Valley Metro Rail ticket.
So remember, when you are planning a night out on the town, Valley Metro can help get you there in a way that’s fast, environmentally friendly, and sometimes even free. More information about the RailRide program can be found here.