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Free Rides to Footprint Center events!

Heading downtown to catch a game, concert, or event at Footprint Center? Save time, money, hassle, and stress and hop aboard Valley Metro Rail with RailRide!

Valley Metro has teamed up with Footprint Center, formerly Talking Stick Resort Arena, to bring light rail riders an amazing deal by combining fun and savings. When you buy a ticket to a concert, event or basketball game at the Footprint Center, your rail ride is included at no additional cost.

Beginning October 17, 2018, employees of Footprint Center are now allowed to participate in the Rail Ride Ticket Partnership. The expansion of the Rail Ride Ticket Partnership includes employees from Footprint Center Development Legacy Partners, Suns Legacy Partners, LLC, Phoenix Mercury Basketball, LLC, and Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC. Employee badges for these groups will be accepted as fare to Footprint Center six hours prior to game time through the end of rail service that day.

Here are a few handy tips to keep in mind:

  • RailRide is applicable to any ticketed Footprint Center event.

  • Footprint Center event tickets are not valid for bus fare, only light rail.

  • Keep those event tickets handy for proof of ticket purchase when you’re heading to the arena. Failure to show a valid ticket (i.e. print, mobile or season tickets, or proof of ticket purchase) can result in fines ranging from $50 to $500.

  • Events that do not use Footprint Center / Ticketmaster ticketing are not eligible.

  • Event tickets are valid light rail fare for the day of the event only, for the period four hours prior to the event until the end of the transit day.

Has Valley Metro teamed up with other venues downtown?

Unfortunately not at this time, but we continue to explore opportunities for future partnerships.