For Eagles home opener, there is such a thing as a free ride

 Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy celebrates has he crosses the goal line for a touchdown during the second half on Monday night. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy celebrates has he crosses the goal line for a touchdown during the second half on Monday night. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

 Who says you can’t get something for nothing? For part of Sunday, rides on SEPTA’s Broad Street will be free.

The free Broad Street rides complement the Eagles home opener. A major brewing company decided to offer the service as part of a national promotion, said SEPTA spokesman Manuel Smith.

“Miller Lite has had a free rides promotion across the nation and they really wanted to be able to connect with Philadelphia sports fans,” Smith said. “And what’s the best time to be able to do that? Join the Eagles home opener.”

Riders are not required to be going to the Eagles game to take advantage of the free fare, he said.

“On the Broad Street line, you don’t need a token, you don’t need a transfer of any kind, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.,” Smith said. “In addition, we will be running our sports express trains from Fern Rock to to AT&T station starting at 10:10 a.m.”

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is also offering a $5 parking rate at its LOVE Park and 15th and Vine Street garages, which are convenient to subway stations.

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