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You can now book an Airbnb stay on the iconic Goodyear Blimp

Posted: 1:45 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 16:45:45-04
You can now book an Airbnb stay on the iconic Goodyear Blimp

Some lucky college football fans will soon be living it up in one of Airbnb's most unique listings — the iconic Goodyear Blimp.

The blimp has provided aerial football coverage since 1995 and is set to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame — the first nonplayer or coach to receive the honor, according to Goodyear and Airbnb.

The blimp will be available for three one-night stays on Oct. 22, 23 and 24. The bookings lead up to one of college football's biggest rivalries — the Notre Dame vs. Michigan game that kicks off Oct. 26.

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Tickets run $150 per night and cover two people. The cost also includes two tickets to the big game in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Airbnb states. The price reflects the 150th anniversary of college football.

The Airbnb host for the listing is none other than Jerry Hissem, Goodyear's chief pilot.

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The blimp features one bed and one bathroom, according to Airbnb. Other amenities include:

  • Access to the Goodyear hangar, which is the size of 2.6 football fields and home to the Blimp.
  • A football lounge where guests can relax and watch some of the all-time best rivalry games in college football history.
  • A lakefront spot with a grill, fire pit, cornhole and other tailgate essentials, perfect for taking in views of the sunset and maybe even the resident bald eagles soaring by.
  • Prime tickets to the college football rivalry game in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on October 26, and official gear to show your pride.
  • Space for up to four friends to join in the revelry before the two guests retire to the cozy gondola of the Blimp.

The blimp is docked in Mogodore, Ohio, at the Wingfoot Lake Airship Hanger, the world's oldest airship base, which was built in 1917, according to Goodyear. Between then and now, Goodyear has built more than 200 blimps, including the three operating today.

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Tickets will be available Oct. 15 and are expected to move fast, so plan your purchase accordingly. You can purchase tickets here.

As part of the unique listing, Goodyear and Airbnb said they will donate $5,000 to the Cotton Bowl Foundation, which supports childhood literacy.

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This story was originally published by Drew Scofield on WEWS.