By: Katherine Davis
A new local startup that provides private jets for same-day sporting event travel could be a viable option for die-hard (and especially bourgeoisie) Bears fans who just can’t miss a game against the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin.
Big Game Air, founded by Chicago entrepreneurs Arturo Gomez and Todd Rubin, launches today in Chicago, with initial flights taking off this September.
The service offers sports fans the convenience of traveling on a private jet to professional and college sporting events with the option of returning home the very same day.
Gomez is the former president and partner at Rockit Ranch Productions, which manages restaurants and bars in River North and Wrigleyville. Rubin owns Leader Bar Chicago, an Irving Park sports bar that specializes in craft and draft beer.
They came up with the idea for Big Game Air last August after Gomez needed a private jet to attend a University of Iowa and University of Michigan football game in Iowa City, Iowa, and make it home that night to his wife and newborn (CONTINUE READING).