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Miami Dolphins, Uber offer ultimate fan experience with UberTailgate

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Miami Dolphins fans can now party responsibly with UberTailgate, a new service giving people the ultimate home-game experience as well as significantly reducing traffic at Hard Rock Stadium.

On Tuesday, the Dolphins announced a partnership with Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service, to offer rides “with an eye toward the future of transportation” while improving transportation choices.

With the deal, the Dolphins become the first sports team hosting an UberTailgate, which gives fans an opportunity to enjoy the entire tailgating experience.

Beginning with the home opener Sept. 25 against the Cleveland Browns, Hard Rock Stadium will celebrate the new partnership by hosting UberTailgates for all Miami home games. Twenty UberTailgate spots will be available for each event, offering a private area equipped with a tent, cooler, serving ware, furniture and grills.

As part of the agreement, Uber also becomes the preferred ride-sharing provider for the Dolphins. After Sept. 1, Hard Rock Stadium will feature a designated Uber Zone, a single location for drop off and pick up that will be available for four hours before and after the game, which. Following a game, fans can enter the Uber Zone, order an Uber and meet their driver at a specified spot for access and convenience.

After Sept. 1, Hard Rock Stadium will feature a designated Uber Zone, a single location for drop off and pick up that will be available for four hours before and after the game, which. Following a game, fans can enter the Uber Zone, order an Uber and meet their driver at a specified spot for access and convenience.

“Uber is excited to partner with the Miami Dolphins, using our technology to enhance the fan experience at one of the world’s best sports venues,” said Rachel Holt, Uber Regional General Manager U.S. & Canada, in a statement. “This innovative partnership leverages the convenience and reliability of ridesharing to give fans safe and easily accessible transportation options before and after every game.”

“We recognize that getting in and out of the stadium and traffic is one of the challenges we have with fans as we continue to compete with 60-inch high definition televisions,” said Miami Dolphins President and CEO Tom Garfinkel. “We are excited to partner with Uber in this innovative way and want to change our fans’ experiences of getting to and from these events while reimagining the tailgate experience.”

Also in the exclusive UberTailgate area is a general store where fans can buy such party necessities as meat to grill, beer, snacks, soda, water and condiments. UberTailgate will offer round-trip transportation to and from the game via UberX.

For further information, or to sign up for UberTailgate, visit www.Dolphins.com/Uber.

(L-R) Uber South Florida General Manager Kasra Moshkani with Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel at Hard Rock Stadium
(L-R) Uber South Florida General Manager Kasra Moshkani with Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel at Hard Rock Stadium
(L-R) Uber South Florida General Manager Kasra Moshkani with Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel welcome Uber to Hard Rock Stadium
(L-R) Uber South Florida General Manager Kasra Moshkani with Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel welcome Uber to Hard Rock Stadium
UberZone at Hard Rock Stadium
UberZone at Hard Rock Stadium

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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