You Can Now Rent The Goodyear Blimp Through Airbnb
The exclusive one-night stays inside the blimp ahead of the Michigan vs. Notre Dame game honor 150 years of college football.
Beginning October 15, the property rental service is offering one-night stays in the famous blue-and-gold airship October 22-24 as part of the lead-up to the University of Michigan vs. University of Notre Dame rivalry game in Ann Arbor on October 26.
The blimp has a rich history with college football, having soared above countless stadiums to capture bird’s eye views of the field since it began providing coverage back in 1955. Later this year, it’ll become the only non-player or coach to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. And for the first time ever, fans can actually live in its gondola.
Goodyear Chief Pilot Jerry Hissem will welcome two guests to the Blimp’s Mogadore, Ohio-based home: a massive hangar that spans the size of 2.6 football fields.
“Just like any host, we will be opening up our home to give the guests the best experience,” Hissem told USA Today. “They will have a tour of our facilities, highlighting our 100-year history and 60-plus years of covering college football games.”
“They will get to enjoy Wingfoot Lake and the complete tailgate experience. And, they will get to meet many of our crew and learn about the blimp.” Unfortunately, renters won’t be able to actually take a ride in the Blimp.
Provided art shows that the interior has been fitted with everything one needs to relax on a gridiron-themed getaway, including stylish furniture and decor, a comfy bed, and windows that wrap around all four walls.
Other highlights of the package include a “football lounge” where guests can relive some of the all-time greatest NCAA rivalry games, as well as a lakefront retreat with a grill, fire pit, cornhole, and other tailgate essentials.
There’s space for up to four friends to partake in the fun, but only the two guests will be allowed to sleep in the blimp before receiving tickets to—and official gear for—the Notre Dame vs. Michigan game.
Head to Airbnb to book a night in the Goodyear Blimp for just $150. And feel free to check out these other wild Airbnb offerings like these critter-centric “Animal Experiences” or spending a night in the actual castle from Downton Abbey.