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April 05, 2017

You can get $2.15 Uber rides to and from the Phillies home opener Friday

This admittedly is the thought process of an incredibly lazy person, but I was really not looking forward to walking the 11 blocks to the Broad Street Line Friday afternoon to make it to Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies home opener.

So good on you, Uber, for offering cheap rides to the stadium that afternoon, even if playing on Philly's 215 area code is sort of lame. Per a press release:

Today, Uber and the Philadelphia Phillies unveiled a new partnership to provide fans with convenient, affordable transportation options to and from Citizens Bank Park, designating Uber as the team’s official rideshare app. In celebration of this initiative and to mark the Phillies Home Opener this Friday, April 7, uberPOOL rides going to or from Citizens Bank Park within Philadelphia County from 1-8pm will cost only $2.15.

“Thanks to Uber, fans have another great option to get to the ballpark on Opening Day,” said David Buck, Phillies Senior Vice President, Marketing and Advertising Sales. “The $2.15 uberPOOL is an affordable and easy way to get to all the fan-festivities that surround our first home game of the season.”

The sold-out game against the Nationals starts at 3:05 p.m., so as long as you don't want to be really early, you can take advantage of this deal. Considering it's supposed to be a little chilly with potential showers, I'd recommend doing so.