Uber Offers Free Rides For Barclays Premier League Fans

By Jay Casteel  |  08/13/2014

Following the FIFA World Cup, "football" frenzy continues for fans of the Barclays Premier League in NYC. To help celebrate, the NBC Sports Group and Uber have come together to help launch off the 2014-15 season.

With its second season kicking off Saturday (August 16), NBC taps Uber for a custom-skinned convoy of Mini Cooper Countrymans -- one for each of the 20 Barclays Premier Leagee teams -- to provide complimentary rides to New Yorkers from Thursday (August 14) to Sunday (August 17).

To catch a free ride, fans in Manhattan can enter the promo code "BPLonNBC" in their Uber app for a chance to ride in one of the unique Mini Cooper Countrymans. Inside, a "Speak Football" app will challenge riders to put their soccer knowledge to the test, racing against the clock to answer questions from the rules of the game to soccer slang.

Riders can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win two round-trip tickets to England for a Premier League match during the season.

Below are times fans can find the Premier League Uber rides:

August 14 - 3 pm to 10 pm
August 15 - 3 pm to 10 pm
August 16 - 6:45 am to 2 pm
August 17 - 7:30 am to 2:30 pm