Phoenix Rising FC fans can now use their tickets as their Valley Metro Rail fare when traveling by rail to the 38th St/Washington station on matchdays, the club announced today.
“Thanks to this brand-new partnership between Valley Metro and Phoenix Rising, Phoenicians can ride safely and easily to games, local businesses, and entertainment experiences, leaving the on-foot action to the athletes,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “From the Super Bowl experience to Suns’ games and now to Phoenix Rising, I’m proud of our regional partnerships that continue leveraging our transit investments to make our downtown more accessible to the Valley community at-large.”
The partnership includes several branding initiatives, including dedicated signage at the 38th St/ Washington station, located a few hundred feet from Rising’s stadium.
“One of the biggest advantages of the club being in central Phoenix is the access our fans now have to the Valley Metro Station at 38th St/Washington,” said Rising President Bobby Dulle. “Both downtown Phoenix and Mill Avenue are just five stops away from the stadium. Partnering with Valley Metro to provide safe transportation to and from our matches is a win for us and the neighborhood. I can’t wait to see our fans enjoy the local businesses pre-and-postgame and watch the local community grow.”
Rising fans can catch Valley Metro Rail, with their fare covered, at any of the 35 stations across the Valley, leaving any worries about traffic and parking behind.
"The RideRail program will make it easier and more affordable for soccer fans throughout Phoenix and neighboring cities to get to and from the most exciting soccer matches in the valley," said Phoenix Councilmember Carlos Garcia. "I look forward to welcoming Phoenix Rising fans, families, and our everyday Valley Metro Rail passengers to this new-and-improved facility."
Match tickets will double as valid light rail fare on the day of the event four hours prior to the start of the event, through the end of the transit day.
"I am proud to have supported the RideRail partnership between Valley Metro and the Phoenix Rising Football Club," said Phoenix Councilwoman and Valley Metro Chairwoman Laura Pastor. "This program will give soccer fans an easy way to travel to the stadium for matches and it's a great way to show our support for the Phoenix Rising team."
About Valley Metro
Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2016, total ridership for the system was 67 million passengers. Seven high-capacity extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona history. Established in 2016, the club has won the 2020 and 2018 Western Conference Titles as well as the USL Championship’s 2019 Regular Season Title. Rising holds the record for the longest win streak in American professional soccer history (20 matches). It is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng and an impressive collection of local business leaders and international celebrities.
Phoenix Rising FC plays in the USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. For season tickets or more information call 623-594-9606 or visit PHXRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub) or by downloading the Official Team App in the App Store or Google Play.