PHILADELPHIA – As the Temple Owls look to open the home portion of their 2017-18 basketball season, Temple University Athletics have named rideshare company Lyft a new corporate partner and “Official Ride of the Temple Owls” as announced today by Temple University Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Learfield’s Temple Sports Properties. Lyft will be Temple’s preferred transportation option for Temple fans traveling to or from games and events.
To kickoff the new partnership, Lyft is offering $0.99 Lyft Line rides on Temple’s campus starting today through the end of the week, Friday, December 1st with the promo code “TUOWLS17”. Lyft Line allows passengers to save up to 60% by choosing to share a ride with others going their same direction. Also, new riders who use promo code “LETSGOOWLS” will receive up to $10 off their first ride.
At the games, students can look forward to a special Lyft VIP section atop the Cherry Zone student section. Fans can also expect to see Lyft “Rally Cam” video board promotions, as well as merchandise and ride credit giveaways at basketball games throughout the season. To make getting to and from events as seamless as possible, there will be Lyft in-app designated locations to improve the pickup and dropoff experience.
“We’re proud to partner with Temple Athletics to offer a safe, affordable and reliable ride to Temple fans,” said Andrew Woolf, General Manager of Pennsylvania for Lyft. “It’s an honor to serve as the Owls’ ‘official ride,’ and we look forward to partnering with Temple for years to come.”
“Taking a Lyft is a great way for our fans to get to and from games. But this partnership is about more than that. It’s about having a partner we see eye-to-eye with and shares the same values that Temple University is founded on. We’re proud to partner with Lyft to offer students, alumni, and fans convenient and affordable transportation.” said Temple University Deputy Director of Athletics Craig Angelos.
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available to 95% of the US population. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.
In addition to Temple, Learfield manages the multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives for nearly 130 collegiate properties nationwide. Learfield, an industry leader for more than four decades, has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. The company also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.