A Unique Stay In The Goodyear Blimp: A Dream Come True For Football Fans

A Unique Stay In The Goodyear Blimp: A Dream Come True For Football Fans
Trip101 Editorial
Trip101 Editorial
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If you are a true college football fan, no matter which team you support, Goodyear’s classic blimps will always have a special place in your heart. The history of Goodyear’s Blimp with college football dates back to 1955 when it provided aerial coverage of the Rose Bowl Parade and the Rose Bowl game. This was historic, as the Goodyear Blimp provided the first aerial coverage of a major sporting event. Since then, it has been providing aerial coverage of college football games, covering more then 2,000 games.

The iconic blimp was inducted as an honorary member of the College Football Hall of Fame in January 2019, making it the first non-player or coach to ever receive the honour. Now, fans can experience a unique stay in the Goodyear Blimp’s gondola, read on to find out more!

A cozy night in the iconic dirigible (from USD 150)

The blue and gold Goodyear blimps, owned and operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, have been a mainstay of big college football matches. These airships have been providing areal coverage of these games since 1955, and thousands of times since. For the first time ever, the beloved blimp is open to guests for an overnight stay. Parked inside an expansive hangar, the size of almost three football fields, in Mogadore, a village in Ohio.

Once you book a stay, you will be led to your quarters inside the Blimp’s gondola. It features a full sofa bed, a cozy couch, and a private bathroom. You’ll love how the place is curated with Goodyear colors and memorabilia. Outside your sleeping quarters, you will find a football lounge with cozy seating, a small bar, and a TV where you can watch reruns of the best football games of all time. You’ll also be provided with a grill, cornhole, and fire pit which you can enjoy at a nice spot by the lake. Although the iconic blimp can only sleep two people, guests can invite two more friends over to share the fun during the day before they retire in the gondola of the blimp.

Booking opportunities are limited, so do keep an eye out on the listing and check regularly for availability.

A Touchdown Stay in the Goodyear Blimp
Mogadore, Ohio, United States
3 reviews
Private room in plane 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Host:
the on-site airbnb representative and the amazing staff of goodyear exceeded my wildest expectations
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Take-off and explore Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad at Rockside Road
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Tim Evanson used under CC BY-SA 2.0

While staying in the gondola of a Goodyear Blimp is already a great and unique experience by itself, doing so will also give you an opportunity to wander around Ohio and check out nearby attractions. For instance, a 16-minute drive westward will bring you to the many things to do in Akron City. A true college football enthusiast will also enjoy visiting and catching a game at the InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field. If you love nature, you’ll greatly appreciate the Japanese garden at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and the scenic train rides through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Akron City also has several parks that hold local concerts and several artisanal restaurants like Crave, The Rail, and Pav’s Creamery.

Touchdown! (from USD 150)

This historic offer to open a Goodyear Blimp and welcome football and Blimp enthusiasts for an overnight stay is in line with the celebration of college football’s 150th anniversary. Book this unique stay for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

A Touchdown Stay in the Goodyear Blimp
Mogadore, Ohio, United States
3 reviews
Private room in plane 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Host:
the on-site airbnb representative and the amazing staff of goodyear exceeded my wildest expectations
Read more reviews
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