OAKLAND UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS PARTNERS WITH LYFT
Lyft named Official Rideshare Partner of Oakland Athletics providing safe rides for game-goers
ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Oakland University Athletics is proud to announce a partnership with Lyft, the fastest growing on-demand transportation service in the United States to provide affordable and reliable transportation for Oakland Athletics fans and event-goers. The partnership offers access to safe and convenient transportation on-demand.
As the official rideshare partner of Oakland Athletics, Lyft will be offering discounts, wayfinding signage, and a designated Lyft Pickup and Dropoff Zone at the entrance to the O’rena. Fans and event attendees will be able to enjoy the convenience of Lyft service to and from one of Southeast Michigan’s premiere college sports venues.
“We are thrilled to partner with Lyft to connect students, alumni and fans of the Golden Grizzlies with transportation on-demand,” said Jeff Konya, Director of Athletics. “Not only do we share many of the same values, but integrating Lyft into the O’rena will enable attendees to leave their cars at home for a more convenient parking option.”
“Partnering with the Oakland Athletics community connects fans with Lyft while increasing the opportunity for those in the greater Detroit area to earn income driving on the Lyft platform," said Elliot Darvick, General Manager, Lyft Detroit. “We’re eagerly looking forward this season and to seeing the value this partnership will bring to Golden Grizzlies fans for years to come."
To celebrate the partnership, Lyft is offering new users $5 off their first three rides with code GOLDENGRIZZ.
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.