RALEIGH, NC - The National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena announced a multi-year partnership with the ridesharing company Uber, making Uber the preferred ridesharing app of the Carolina Hurricanes. The partnership includes a new Uber Zone outside PNC Arena and periodic Uber Upgrade promotions that will give fans a chance to win four Champions Club tickets on Hurricanes home game days.
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"Getting people a reliable and affordable ride at the touch of a button is what Uber is all about," said Uber North Carolina General Manager Raj Naik. "We're excited to partner with the Hurricanes and PNC Arena, and we hope the new Uber Zone will make it even easier for fans to take Uber to and from Hurricanes games and all the great events PNC Arena has to offer."
The new Uber Zone will be located outside the south entrances of PNC Arena The zone offers fans a convenient pregame dropoff point and a one-stop location to request Uber rides and meet their drivers after games. The Uber Zone will be available for all PNC Arena events, including Carolina Hurricanes hockey games and North Carolina State University men's basketball games, concerts and family shows.
"Having the Uber Zone will make it that much easier for fans to use Uber to get to and from Hurricanes games and other PNC Arena events," said Don Waddell, President of the Hurricanes and PNC Arena parent company Gale Force Sports & Entertainment. "Working with the leading ridesharing company is a great way to enhance guests' experiences when attending events at PNC Arena."
As part of the partnership, Uber will run an Uber Upgrade promotion on select Hurricanes' home game days. The promotion will offer fans a chance to win four Champions Club tickets to that day's game. Champions Club tickets include a full buffet and drink vouchers, along with admission to the exclusive Champions Club on PNC Arena's Club Level. The Hurricanes view within the Uber app will be live on select Hurricanes home game days of the regular season, and one Uber rider who successfully requests a ride on the view on select game days will win.
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