Thursday October 27th, 2016

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For the 2016-17 NBA season, ride-sharing app Uber is partnering with sixteen teams to help fans get to and from games in an effort to improve their overall game day experience.

While each team deal is unique, all participating venues will have dedicated pickup and drop-off locations for fans, according to Uber.

“We are thrilled to partner with NBA teams to bring affordable and reliable transportation to their fans across the country,” said Emil Michael, Chief Business Officer, Uber. “At Uber, we are obsessed with solving inefficient transportation experiences. With these partnerships, we take the hassle out of getting to and from the game by providing fans with the seamless convenience of designated pick-up and drop off locations.”

Added Chip Bowers, CMO of the Golden State Warriors: “We are very excited about our partnership with Uber. As the Bay’s Team, we look to partner with other Bay Area companies that put innovation and customer experience at the forefront of their business; we believe that makes a partnership with Uber a winning connection. We look forward to Uber customers, drivers and Warriors fans alike enjoying special benefits throughout the year.”

Here is a list of the participating franchises: Washington Wizards, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers.

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