Free Uber rides during College Football Championship weekend

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tampa residents and football fans may not have to worry about parking woes this weekend.

AT&T wants to help fans celebrate the College Football Championship in Tampa.

Fans will be able to order up free Uber rides around Tampa Jan. 7-9, courtesy of AT&T.

“It’s going to be busy,” said Uber driver Ed Zeggaf.  “It’s going to be really busy.”

Road barriers are already up.  Traffic patterns are set.  Parking lots in downtown Tampa and around Raymond James Stadium, the site of the game Monday night, are expected to be filled to the brim.

“We know in these three days there are a lot of concerts and everything and a lot of people coming from outside,” Zeggaf said.

Here’s how it works:

  • Riders can open the Uber app and request “FOOTBALL” from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday as Tampa celebrates the College Football Championship weekend.
  • Select riders will be given the ability to watch live football action via on-board Samsung tablets powered by the AT&T network.
  • Be patient. Demand is expected to be high and availability to be limited.

Zeggaf encourages riders to tip their drivers if they get a free ride.

Anyone can ride for free, not just AT&T customers, the company said.

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