Streetcar rides are free on New Year's Eve

Streetcar rides are free on New Year's Eve

Sun Link Streetcar rides will be free all day Dec. 31.

The Sun Link streetcar will offer free rides all day on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

The free service begins at 7 a.m. Dec. 31 and ends at 2 a.m. Jan. 1. The free rides are sponsored by the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl.

The free rides will provide convenient travel to the Arizona Bowl game at Arizona Stadium, and offer a free way to get to New Year’s Eve events, including the Downtown Bowl Bash following the game.

The Arizona Bowl game day event schedule Dec. 31 is:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Desert Diamond Casino Tailgate Festival on the University of Arizona mall.
  • 2:30 p.m. — Kickoff Arizona Bowl game, which pits the Wyoming Cowboys against the Georgia State Panthers.
  • 6 p.m. — Downtown Bowl Bash at Hotel Congress, which features food, kids zone, ice skating and a New Year’s Eve taco drop and fireworks.

To get to the tailgate event and Arizona Stadium on the streetcar, riders can use the following stops: East Second Street/North Olive Road, Second/North Highland Avenue or Second/North Cherry Avenue.

Riders heading to the downtown event can use the Congress Street/Sixth Avenue stop.

On New Year’s Day, the streetcar will run on a Sunday schedule from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with service every 20 minutes.

For more information, go to sunlinkstreetcar.com

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