According to the Super Bowl 50 Committee Host Media Team,
"The reporter got this information incorrect. We have the correct information on our website
You can take a taxi - there is a dedicated space for taxis. Please see the map here.
Uber is the only rideshare to have a dedicated pick-up and drop-off zone, but people can certainly take a Lyft to the game. There will be shared curb space for pick-ups and drop-offs for other companies like Lyft, limo companies etc.
Also, you can purchase a parking pass for any type of private vehicle so RV, car, limo etc."
I did have a few other questions but the SP50 Media Team didn't write back.
The other questions were:
- It looks like the cab drop off is about the same distance as the one for Uber. Is this correct?
- Can a taxi park and wait at the Dedicated Pick up and Drop Off Area?
- If not, how will taxis know when they should line up to pick up after the game?
- If not, where can they park to wait?
Has Uber agreed not to "surge price" the Super Bowl customers as part of the agreement to give them their own lot?
I think we can the take answer for this as a "no" – which is good news for cab drivers working the shift. Uber's price gouging will surely be at least fives times higher than the meter and a half we charge.