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Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail served 250,000 local residents and visitors from around the world as they traveled to Super Bowl LVII events in downtown Phoenix February 4 to 5 and 9 to 12.
Ridership on light rail exceeded average ridership by 60% for the entire six days of events, proving that public transit is essential to hosting an international mega-event, according to Valley Metro officials.
Valley Metro Rail, which was part of the successful formula in serving the 2015 Super Bowl, travels across the busiest and most densely populated area of metro Phoenix. In 2023, the system served several large event venues across the downtown Phoenix area, with many riders traveling at no cost thanks to a ticket partnership sponsored by downtown stakeholders.
More than 150 Valley Metro and city staff worked 1,500 hours at stations and park-and-rides to support the fan experience and answer questions about riding transit.
“I am extremely proud of our entire Valley Metro team. They have demonstrated their expertise in successfully and safely moving hundreds of thousands of people on light rail during four busy days of major Super Bowl events,” said Jessica Mefford-Miller, Valley Metro CEO.
Overall, more than 400 team members from Valley Metro and contractors across operations, maintenance, customer service, and safety & security supported enhanced service levels.
Prior to the Super Bowl, Valley Metro launched mobile fare on the Valley Metro app. During the four days of the SBLVII events, the app was downloaded 5,300 times by new users and more than 4,400 digital passes were sold. On an average day, the app is downloaded an average of 350 times.
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