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If you haven’t heard already, there are three sporting events happening in South Philly tonight.

The action begins at 6pm with the Flyers home opener. The Vancouver Canucks will take the ice at the Wells Fargo Center for the early start. The game, which was original scheduled for 7pm, was moved up to stagger the insanity.

At 8p, Mexico and Germany face off on the pitch at Lincoln Financial Field. The Men’s National Team Soccer Friendly is expecting a packed crowd in the 70,000 arena.

Seven minutes after that, Aaron Nola will throw out the first pitch in Game 2 of the NLCS Championship at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies are one game up on Arizona Diamondbacks after last night’s 5-3 win.

No one is denying that the complex isn’t going to be insane. But they are trying to help. The Philadelphia Parking Authority  has stepped up with free parking around the city. SEPTA teamed up with Bud Light and Budweiser to give free subway rides. Hopefully these options provide a little relief to fans who chose to drive down and park in the stadium lots.

If you are driving, it’s worth arriving extra early to get in and parked before the gridlock. The lots open at 3pm. Xfinity Live and Live Casino are two nearby locations to spend time before the stadium opens. The Phillies Postseason Block Party starts at 5pm with free rides on the giant Ferris wheel, bungee jump, mobile hitting station and face painters plus music by Go Go Gadjet and DJ HBK.

With all of this in your future today, here’s a couple hacks for getting down there with ease:

  • Free Parking in Philadelphia

    Try this hack: Find a parking spot close to Broad St, leave your car, hop on the subway, and skip the gridlock traffic around the stadium.

    The Philadelphia Parking Authority is offering free kiosk parking throughout the city beginning at 5pm. Plus, thanks to the Anheuser-Busch Safe Rides Program, Budweiser and Bud Light are covering the SEPTA fares on the Broad Street Line before and after the game, beginning at 5pm.

  • Discounted Parking Garages:

    If your drive takes you past Center City or Old City select garages will only cost only $5 to park on Tuesday night.  The four parking garages offering reduce rates are:

    • Autopark at Independence Mall, Fifth and Market streets
    • Autopark at Fashion District, 10th and Filbert streets
    • Autopark at Old City, Second and Sansom streets
    • Parkade on 8th, 801 Filbert St.

  • Free SEPTA Rides

    Budweiser and Bud Light are using the Anheuser-Busch‘s safe rides programs to get fans in and out of South Philadelphia. Beginning at 5pm, riders heading southbound rides on the Broad St Line will be covered by the beer company. After the games, rides will be free for all riders entering NRG Station. 

  • Call and Uber.

    A designated ride-share lot was introduced earlier this year. Lot T has been branded the Uber Lot and offers a safe and easy place for fans to call a car. The lot is right next to the subway station, on the Citizens Bank Park side of Pattison Ave. Fans are encouraged to wait until arriving to the lot before requesting a ride. The lot includes an Uber-branded lounge with seating and a charging station.

  • Rent an Indigo Bike.

    Indigo has multiple bike stations at the intersection of Broad St. & Pattison Ave. Rentals run $15 for a one day pass, $20/one month pass, $156/yearly membership.

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