DORAL, FL – With Super Bowl fast approaching to Miami, many football fans are picking their means of transportation and are a little concerned about how they might arrive and exit from and to the Super Bowl related events.
Whether you are planning on attending Super Bowl Live in Downtown Miami, Super Bowl Experience in Miami Beach or Super Bowl Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, these are the things you should know if Uber or Lyft are your chosen means of transportation, as reported by the Miami Herald.
Super Bowl Live – Downtown Miami
Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., will be hosting this weeklong family-friendly festival. Since it’s located along the busy Biscayne Boulevard, drop-off or pick-up time could make traffic a little difficult.
Also, your driver might have to be aware of possible road closures and detours by Bayfront Park and Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, that could affect rideshare access in the area as explained by Miami’s Super Bowl LIV Live It Host Committee.
According to the committee, from Jan. 30 through Feb. 2, rideshare drop-off and pick-up zones will be along Southeast First and Second avenues.
So, if you are planning on heading to Interstate 395, Interstate 95 or Miami Beach from Super Bowl Live or the AmericanAirlines Arena, the best option is to walk west to Northeast First Avenue to be picked-up in that area.
But if your final stop is in the Brickell area, walking to Northeast Second Avenue is a good idea.
Super Bowl Experience – Miami Beach
According to the City of Miami Beach, if you are planning on attending this event at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., from Jan. 25-26 and Jan. 29-Feb..1, your most appropriate drop-off or pick-up area is at the east curb of Meridian Avenue between 18th and 19th Street,
Super Bowl Sunday – Miami Gardens
If you are attending the big event at Hard Rock Stadium, you should know Uber and Lyft drop-off and pick-ups will only be allowed in lots 15 and 16. To get to the first one, Uber recommends passengers exit the stadium from the South or East gates, walk to the pedestrian bridge and then follow the signs to “Lot 15 Rideshare Pickup Zone.”
If you’re using a taxi, you’ll be dropped off in Lot 15 and 16 and picked up on 199th westbound.
To get the best rate: According to the Miami Herald, scheduling your Uber and Lyft ride in advance it’s a good idea to lock in a predicted rate based on the average fare expected for the pick-up time. With Uber, you can schedule it from 5 minutes to 30 days in advance, while Lyft lets you schedule it up to 7 days in advance.
You can also download the Curb app to book or schedule a cab from Super Yellow, Central Cab and Tropical Cab up to 24 hours in advance or use Uber and Lyft’s carpool ride option, which is cheaper.
To have a safe ride: Always check the vehicle make and model, the driver’s name and photo, and the license plate before you get in the car to confirm if it’s your ride.
To select the right transportation option: Check all your options. Do you know if taking transit, carpooling or driving to your destination is cheaper than using a rideshare or taxi service? If driving to the Hard Rock Stadium is your choice, remember to buy your parking permit ahead of time.