Your ride to and from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
We’re pumped about our partnership with Chennaiyin Football Club and giving fans a convenient option to ride to and from the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. With thousands of fans heading there for each match to watch their favourite team in action, demand for Ubers is going to be through the roof. Security at the stadium will be heightened and a few roads around the stadium will be either cut-off or reserved for parking thus limiting easy access. We’ve come with some helpful Pro Tips to make sure that Uber is still the least hassle-free way to ride so you can sit back and enjoy the game.
1. FARE ESTIMATE
Use the ‘Get Fare Estimate’ feature to avoid surprises and know what fare to expect for your ride to or from the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. Request the option that suits you best, and get Ubering.
2. REQUESTING YOUR UBER
With 30,000 fans going to watch the match live, demand will likely be really high for a couple of hours before the match starts and when the match ends. During those hours, getting an Uber can be tricky.
GETTING TO JAWAHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM
We recommend requesting an Uber early when heading to the stadium and ask your driver the best place to drop off closest to your gate. Remember, traffic near the stadium could get a little crazy. Don’t forget to factor in the ETA and how long you’ll take to get to your Uber when you book one, so you don’t have to miss the first few MINUTES of the match. Unfortunately, they won’t be able to hold up the match if you’re late.
HEADING BACK HOME
Once the match ends, try setting a pickup location a convenient distance from the stadium that will let you avoid the traffic around the stadium and the road closures. You may have to walk a little, but once you’re in an Uber – you’ll be on your way faster
We recommend that you exit via gate 7 and walk a few meters towards the Chennai Central railway station for shorter ETAs and better Internet connectivity.
3. SAFETY FIRST
Once your Uber is confirmed, remember to check that the license number on the app matches the one on the vehicle and the driver photo matches the one that’s come to pick you up. You could also use the “Send Status” feature to share details about your driver and vehicle – including live GPS tracking, driver photo, name and vehicle license number – with family and friends.
4. SPLIT FARE
If you thought it wasn’t possible to get a cheaper ride to or from the match, take an Uber with your friend and Split the Fare. Sharing an Uber with a friend will not only make your ride more fun, but it will also help in reducing the traffic on the roads around the stadium.
5. LOST FAN GEAR?
If you happen to leave some of your fan gear or any other belongings in your Uber, get in touch with your driver immediately. You can find the driver’s contact information linked to your trip on your account page here.
6. GOT A GANG?
We recently launched UberSUV in Chennai. The UberSUV option can accommodate upto 6 persons and would be a great choice for you and your gang to travel to the stadium together.
SCORE MATCH TICKETS TO ALL HOME GAMES #UBERCFC
Want to put these pro tips in action, but haven’t gotten tickets yet? We’re giving away a bunch of match tickets before every game, besides some highly sought after signed official CFC swag and a chance to meet your heroes in-person. Just follow us on twitter to stay tuned for a whole lot of excitement coming up over the next 6 weeks!
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