Attendees of NCAA Men's Final Four events score free rides April 5-8

March 27, 2024

Don’t drop the ball! Valley Metro and the city of Phoenix are making it easy to travel to your favorite NCAA Men’s Final Four® events April 5-8 by providing free rides through the Valley Metro app

“We’re excited to bring fans the full Phoenix experience with our investment in the sponsored rides program on our light rail system,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Now, it’ll be even easier for visitors and Phoenicians alike to reach all the Final Four activities and entertainment in downtown Phoenix.”

To take advantage of the sponsored rides program supported by the city of Phoenix, fans are encouraged to follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the Valley Metro app and create an account. The app and account are required to access the complimentary pass.
  2. Visit the ‘Know Before You Go’ section of the NCAA Men’s Final Four® websiteor the Official App. Under ‘Transportation,’ click the link to access the Final Four transit pass. This link will take you back to the Valley Metro app. 
  3. Complete the transaction for your complimentary Final Four transit pass.
  4. Scan the QR code at the purple fare readers before each ride. This pass is valid April 5-8 for up to four people. 

“We provided more than 250,000 safe rides on light rail during Super Bowl LVII in 2023 and we are looking forward to doing it again for the weekend of NCAA Men’s Final Four® events,” said Phoenix Councilwoman and Valley Metro Rail Board Chair Laura Pastor. “Whether you are a resident or visitor to the Valley for the first time, let public transit be your fast break through traffic to connect you, your family and friends to all the action.”

Hop on board light rail from any one of the 13 free park-and-rides in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Use the Valley Metro app to plan your travel in advance. Riders can plan a trip, locate trains in real-time and check rider alerts. Learn more about how Valley Metro is welcoming basketball fans at

“We are excited to partner with Valley Metro and the city of Phoenix to offer free rides for our basketball fans traveling to the 2024 Men’s Final Four® events in Phoenix,” said Jay Parry, CEO of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee.