Cape Town - In a first for a
national sporting federation in South Africa, Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Uber
have signed an agreement that will see fans being able to make use of the Uber service to and from Proteas home matches for the
upcoming international season.
The Uber service will be
available for matches played in Gauteng (Wanders Stadium and SuperSport
Park), Western Cape (Newlands), Eastern Cape (St Georges Park) and KwaZulu-Natal (Kingsmead).
The service will commence with
the first Test against England in Durban on Saturday and will
conclude at the end of the third T20 against
Australia in Cape Town in March next year.
“We are always looking at new
ways to enhance the experience of our fans and stakeholders,” said CSA Chief
Executive, Haroon Lorgat.
“Fan and stakeholder research
plays a big part in our planning and with parking and traffic related issues
being identified as one of the key challenges at stadiums around the country,
we needed to find a solution.
“I’m grateful to Uber for
responding to our challenge and look forward to our fans making use of Uber’s
special services to enjoy every Proteas match,” concluded Lorgat.
Uber will provide a 10%
discount to all fans making use of Uber to and from every cricket match -
unique discount codes to activate the discounts will be provided via email, sms
and on social media.
In addition, those who have
not yet used Uber will receive, up to the value of R100, a free first ride in
any city in South Africa where Uber operates. To redeem this first time free
ride simply download the Uber application and enter the promotional code,
Alon Lits, General Manager for
Uber, Sub-Saharan Africa says “This is the first partnership of its kind in
South Africa and we are excited to be partnering with Cricket South Africa. The
Proteas and the game of cricket are much loved by all South African’s and we
are proud to offer cricket fans safe and reliable rides to and from stadiums
across the country.”
Fans will benefit from a
dedicated drop off and pick up area at stadiums, making access easier in and
out of stadiums.