Toledo, Ohio: Decommissioned Army Rocket

Next to the University of Toledo football stadium stands an old Nike-Ajax missile theoretically targeted in to knock out the Toledo Rocket's chief rival.

Address:
2801 West Bancroft St., Toledo, OH
Directions:
Next to the Glass Bowl, NE corner at Stadium Dr. and N. Glass Bowl Dr. Parking enforcement is strict during the week, so be sure to park off campus or visit on the weekend.
Admission:
Free
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Decommissioned Army Rocket

If there is a home football game, it makes it harder to park and take a picture of the rocket.

[Joannah Soderborg, 09/21/2017]
Decommissioned Army Rocket

In recognition of the University of Toledo's mascot, the Rockets, there is a decommissioned US Army rocket angled skyward on a post next to the football stadium, the Glass Bowl. The 2,000 lb. Nike-Ajax supersonic missile is no longer usable, but according to the University's website, if it could be launched "it would blast off and land directly on the 50-yard line of the Doyt Perry Football Stadium in Bowling Green [UT's main sports rival]."

[Nicholas Roth, 11/18/2011]

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