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For Immediate Release:

Friday, October 6, 2006

Best Traffic Route to the Goodyear Balloon and Air Spectacular Parking Lots


(GOODYEAR, AZ) Everyone going to the Goodyear Balloon and Air Spectacular at the Goodyear Phoenix Airport on Oct. 20, 21 or 22 will be required to park in the parking lots reserved especially for this event on Litchfield Ave. and then ride a shuttle bus into the event.


Traffic Directions

Litchfield Rd. southbound lanes will be closed south of Yuma Rd, to allow for shuttle buses to move safely between parking lots and the airport. Because of these lane closures it is important that anyone attending the event follow these traffic directions to the event:


Please follow the directional signs on I-10 in the West Valley which will direct all event traffic to exit at Estrella Parkway. Head south on Estrella Parkway to Maricopa County Highway 85 (MC85). Travel east on MC85 to Litchfield Road. Turn north on Litchfield Road and follow the directional signs to the event parking areas.


FREE Parking/Shuttle Buses

·         Everyone must park in Event-Designated parking lots on Litchfield Road and take a shuttle bus into the event. The only gate into the event at the airport is a half mile off Litchfield Rd.

·         FREE General Parking is in lots near the Phoenix Goodyear airport on Litchfield Rd.  Lots are ONLY accessible from Litchfield Rd. by driving north from MC85. FREE shuttle buses will carry passengers from parking lots to the box office.

·         FREE Handicapped parking available. Handicapped shuttle buses are available and the event site is handicapped accessible.


The only way to order tickets at this time is to order online from or from


No weapons, coolers, food or animals are allowed at this event. Check points in parking lots will have signs as to what is not allowed so you can return the items to your car before boarding the shuttle buses. Food and beverage are for sale at the event.  Only one water bottle per person will be allowed to be brought into the event.  Chairs are allowed to be brought in, but are also available inside for rent.


EVENT HOTLINE – 623-882-9166

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749