The Basics

What is Bubble Soccer?

It's soccer...but with players enclosed in giant bubbles bumping, knocking, and rolling into each other. Think soccer meets bumper cars. Other games are also available, like bubble football king of the ring, and capture the flag.

How long are games?

A standard soccer game is about 5 minutes long. Depending on the requests of the customer and the size of the event, we can play longer or create halves/quarters.

Do I have to be in shape to play?

Absolutely not. Bubble soccer is for anyone, regardless of shape or skill level. With bubbles on, everyone is on the same level.

Where do we play?

You pick the place and we come to you. We play indoors and outdoors, on soccer fields, parks, gyms, basketball courts, rec centers, schools, big backyards, etc. You will be responsible for booking your venue. If you need suggestions or ideas, we can help.

What areas do you travel to?

We serve the MD, DC, DE, and northern VA areas. If you're not sure if you're in this range, just ask. However, travel fees may apply to your rental based on the driving distance from Timonium, MD to your venue:

  • Distance < 40 miles = $0 travel fee
  • 40 miles ≤ Distance < 60 miles = $25 additional
  • 60 miles ≤ Distance < 80 miles = $50 additional
  • Further distances follow this format and may incur additional long distance fees based on the length of the rental

Rentals

How much do rentals cost?

Prices vary based on length of rental, location, and other factors. See the pricing table on the rental page or fill out our rental form or call 844-344-2867 for more information.

Do I need to provide anything?

Just the venue. We'll take care of the rest.

How many people can play?

Games are 5v5. But you can have an unlimited number of players. We've had rentals as big as 1000 players.

How much space do I need?

A standard 5v5 game works great on a venue the size of a full sized basketball court.

Do I pay for your set up/clean up time?

No way. You play for the time you pay. However, we need access to your venue for a half hour before and after your rental. You are responsible for any additional venue fees for us having access during this time.

Leagues and Drop-in Games

Where are the leagues?

We do not currently have any leagues planned for 2017. If you would like to host one or are interested in participating please email us at play@bubbleballmd.com

How do drop-in games work?

Occassionally, we'll open up public games for anyone to play. Reserve your spot for a 20 min game and pay a fraction of the cost of a rental. When games open, we'll announce it on our website and Facebook.

Add-on Services

What add-on services do you offer?

  • Sound System with Mic ($25)
  • Giant Inflatable Soccer Ball ($50)
  • Human Hamster Ball ($150)
  • Ground Photos & Videos ($99)
  • Drone Photos & Videos ($149)

How do I add them onto my rental?

Just select the option when you book or contact us any time before your rental.

Refunds & Cancellations

Is there a refund policy?

All bookings require a non-refundable $150 deposit. If you pay in full, your deposit is included in your payment. You many cancel for any reason at least one week before your rental date and receive a full refund, minus your deposit and any taxes applied. If you wish to rebook, you may do so for free. If you cancel less than one week before your rental, you forfeit your payment.

What if there's bad weather before the rental?

We play in light rain. In the event of hazardous weather (thunder/lightning, heavy rain, intese wind, etc.) or muddy conditions, we reserve the final decision in cancellation. If you want to continue your rental in rain or wet conditions, you agree to a possible $50 cleaning charge if the bubbles become dirty. If you decide to cancel due to weather, without our consent, you will be held to the standard refund policy. If we cancel the event due to weather or muddy conditions, we will strive to give you ample notification time. You may rebook your rental based on our availability for free. If your rental was cancelled due to weather and you do not wish to rebook, you will be refunded 50% of your total payment.

What if there is bad weather during my rental?

We will assess each situation individually. Generally, we will wait an appropriate amount of time to see if the conditions clear, if the venue permits and if we do not have another time committment. If they do not, or if the forecast isn't favorable, or if the weather renders the field unusable (too muddy), we reserve the final decision to cancel the rest of the rental. If at least 50% of the rental was performed before the delay/cancellation, no makeup date will be issued. Instead you'll receive a credit towards a future rental. If less than 50% of the rental was performed, a free makeup date may be booked for the remaining time. Travel fees may apply.

Safety

Is it safe?

Absolutely! There's a soft cushion of air between you and everything else. You don't feel a thing.

What should I wear?

  • Athletic attire and shoes (no cleats please)
  • Eye glasses are acceptable only if you are blind without them. But they may break
  • Knee pads can sometimes be a good idea on hard surfaces
  • No hats
  • No watches, jewelry, piercings, or accessories. These can rip the bubbles

Do I need to fill out a waiver?

Yes you do. If you are a minor, your parent or guardian will need to sign.

Do I have to be fit to play?

Almost everyone is completely fine in the bubble suits. People with pre-exisitng conditions such as severe claustrophobia, asthma, nausea, pregnancy, or head or heart conditions should consult their doctor before playing.

Are their height, weight, age restrictions?

There is no age restriction. Currently, we require players to be 4'6" or taller AND less than 240 lbs. This is purely for safety reasons. However, different body types outside of this range may be able to fit. Just ask us. Smaller kids may fit but may not be able to play certain games.

How to Pay

What is the payment process?

After talking with us, you'll be sent to our secure online payment platform. If you are booking at least two weeks in advance of your rental date, you may choose to pay in full or pay a deposit to reserve your date. Otherwise, full payment is due upon booking. If you prefer to pay by check, we'll instruct you on how to mail it to us. Checks must clear before the rental.

How much is the deposit?

The deposit will be a non-refundable $150.

I paid a deposit. When is the balance due?

Your balance will be due no later than two weeks before your rental date. If we do not receive the full payment by then, we will notify you, and you'll have one week to complete payment. If full payment is not received at least one week before your rental date, the rental will be cancelled, and the standard refund policy will apply.

Are there any other fees?

Unfortunately yes. We'll make sure to be transparent in everything we charge and never have any hidden fees. Every rental incurs a 5% processing fee which helps us cover bank and credit card fees as well as state taxes. Travel fees may apply depending on the location of the rental. A Late Hours fee may apply if our staff works past 11:00pm. A Holiday fee may apply if your rental is on a federal holiday. We reserve the right to charge any other fees, provided we disclose them to you first before booking.

Other Questions

Can I purchase bubble balls?

Yes you can. Shoot us an email at play@bubbleballmd.com to receive a quote.

Can I advertise or partner with BubbleBall MD?

Yes, we have numerous advertising and partnerhsip opportunities. Contact us.

Can't find an answer to your question here? Give us a call at (844) 344-2867 or contact us online.