PORTLAND, Ore. – Today the Portland Timbers and Uber partnered up to support the club’s Stand Together community-outreach platform through the Portland Timbers Community Fund and offer Timbers fans rides to matches at Providence Park via the new Timbers View on the Uber app. Stand Together works to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of Portland children and families through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving.
Starting with Sunday’s 2 p.m. match against the New York Red Bulls, fans can access a Timbers-branded icon on the slider at the bottom of the Uber app to request a safe, reliable ride straight to the stadium with a chance to win signed merchandise in those cars. In addition, the Timbers Community Fund will receive $5 for each person who takes a first ride to the stadium using promo code “GOTIMBERS.” First-time users that use the promo code will receive up to $20 off their first ride.
"This unique partnership with Uber gives fans that are not able to take public transportation, walk or bike to the match a safe, reliable way to get to and from the stadium on match day, along with the opportunity to support the Timbers Community Fund," said Mike Golub, president of business operations for the Timbers.
“We're excited to further connect Timbers fans with the club they love,” said Bryce Bennett, Uber Portland's general manager. “This partnership is a great way to encourage responsible transportation decisions on match day, all while supporting an important organization that empowers kids and families in the Portland community.”
Uber is a technology platform that is revolutionizing the way people connect with their cities around the world – and creating tremendous economic opportunity for transportation providers. By connecting users with a safe, reliable and seamless ride – and with a high level of accountability and transparency built into the system – Uber has transformed the way users think about their transportation options.