The Miami Dolphins are trying to make parking at their stadium easier by accepting SunPass at some outlying lots at Hard Rock Stadium.
Now, the team is trying to take the car — well, personal vehicle — out of the equation all together.
On Monday, the team announced a partnership with popular ride-sharing service Uber.
Fans not only can take an Uber to and from the stadium during games, but can also tailgate at the stadium without bringing a single item.
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According to the team, the Dolphins are the first to offer a ‘UberTailgate’ which provides fans everything they need for a tailgate party — save for the hot dogs to grill and the ice for the beer.
Tickets for the ‘UberTailgate’ start at $250 depending on the game (it’s $350 for the Steelers, Jets and Patriots) and offer a full tailgating set up — tent, grill, cooler, chairs, etc. — waiting in a private location at the stadium.
Patrons can then buy tailgate provisions at a ‘general store’ and host a pregame party. After the game, the Uber will be waiting for the ride home.
The team says 20 such spots will be available for each of the eight home games beginning with the opener against the Browns on Sept. 25.
Aside from the tailgate, the stadium will be a designated ‘Uber Zone’ starting at Thursday’s preseason finale against the Titans offering riders one spot for drop off and pick up.
“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,” Dolphins president and CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a release.
“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.”