UCF Fan Plans ‘Flying Tailgate’ Trip to Ohio State Football GameBeyond UCF, Culture, Football, News, Sports — By Jake Rakoci on July 21, 2012 at 11:11 am Tweet
For decades, UCF football fans have been finding ways to revolutionize the tailgating experience.
It can be argued that it all started with a simple grill and a few hot dogs outside on the grass outside of the old stadium . Realizing the genius that is tailgating, it took off, with mini-TV’s, and 4,000 dollar charcoal grills being regulars at every tailgate.
Less than five years ago, the tailgate moved to Memory Mall where the sweet aroma of brawts, cheap beer, and burgers mixed with the excitement of the forthcoming game have been customary at every home football game. We watched in awe as the Knights derailed all the competition on their way to beating the SMU Mustangs to win the Conference USA Championship in 2010.
In 2011, it was announced that UCF would be joining some of the elite programs in the nation by joining the Big East. With a new conference comes bigger and better competition, and this year the Knights will travel to Columbus to take on Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
One UCF fan, Tim Galvin, took it upon himself to create a tailgate experience that trumps all other tailgate experiences, a flying tailgate from Central Florida all the way to Columbus, Ohio for the game.
On his page promoting the event Galvin says, “I’m creating a charter flight, a ‘Flying Tailgate Party’ from Orlando to Columbus that will leave the morning of the game to arrive in Columbus a couple hours before the game and get passengers shuttled to the game, provide a ticket, shuttle to the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, OH.”
The flying tailgate will offer beer, food, and amenities the entire flight. The trip also covers the cost of a hotel for staying the night. If you are interesting in going on the flying tailgate, read more about signing up by clicking Here