Sunday afternoon, September 24, the Philadelphia Eagles will kick off for the first time at their home, Lincoln Financial Field, for the 2017-18 season. And travel to the Birds and New York Giants matchup could be free.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and Miller Lite have joined forces for the fifth straight year to provide free rides from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the Broad Street Line. Heather Redfern, SEPTA’s Public Information Manager, explained Miller Lite approached the Transportation Authority for the partnership.

“Traffic can be a nightmare coming from a game,” Redfern said. “You can also be responsible after the game so if you’ve enjoyed some drinks, some Miller Lite when you’re at the game you can hop on the subway, and SEPTA can be your designated driver.”

SEPTA will have additional staff on Sunday as well as 10 extra Sports Express trips on the Broad Street Line. Beginning at 10:10 a.m. The Sports Express schedule will run every 10 minutes.

“It’s a great and safe way to get to and from the game,” Merrill Reese, Voice of the Eagles said. “And hopefully for a win.”

The Broad Street Line offers convenient access to the stadiums and other venues surrounding Broad Street and Pattison Avenue.

How to connect with the Broad Street Line:

  • Market-Frankford Line: Transfer to the Broad Street Line at 15th Street/City Hall Station.
  • Regional Rail: Riders on all lines can deboard at Suburban Station for easy access to the Broad Street Line at City Hall Station.
  • Trolley: Transfers to the Broad Street Line at 15th Street Station from routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36.
  • Bus: A number of routes provide connections to numerous stations along the Broad Street Line. Riders can find connecting bus service by using trip planning tools available at www.septa.org, using the free SEPTA Apps for iPhone and Android and by calling customer service representatives at (215) 580-7800.

If fans are traveling from South Jersey, they can connect by taking the PATCO High-Speed Line to 12th/13th and Locust then follow the signs in the concourse to the Broad Street Line’s Walnut-Locust Station.

“If they’re (Giants fans) brave enough to mingle with the Eagles fans,” Redfern joked about the deal. “But we could certainly have more people coming from the other side of the field.”

Note: free sides are only for the Broad Street Line between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24 – check the schedule 

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