2021 College Football Game moved from Aviva Stadium

Aer Lingus College Football organisers planning to start series in 2022 17th February 2021: The University of Illinois along with local organisers have today announced that this year’s Aer Lingus College Football Classic game between Illinois and Nebraska, scheduled for Saturday 28th August, will not be played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. The

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Update: 2020 College Football Classic – Notre Dame vs. Navy

The event organisers of the 2020 College Football Classic: Navy vs. Notre Dame are working closely with their Irish and American partners, including the Irish government, the US Naval Academy, the University of Notre Dame and the governing body of collegiate sport to monitor the situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The recent Irish government announcement on ‘licences for gatherings over 5,000’ does not apply to this fixture as the game does not require a licence. However, the universities and the governing body of the collegiate sport in the United States are currently working towards options and solutions on how to manage the upcoming sporting season. Public health and safety advice will remain paramount, so during this crucial time event organisers of the College Football Classic Series have asked for support to allow the universities and the NCAA to finalise their recommendations with an expected announcement in mid-June. At that time, the event organisers will, in turn, be in a position to update on the specifics of the Navy vs. Notre Dame scheduled for 29 August 2020 at the Aviva Stadium.

The five-game series is estimated to bring an economic boost of €250 million to Ireland over the coming years and event organisers are confident they, together with their partners and stakeholders, can ensure the future of the series over the coming years.

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Updated Regarding COVID-19

We are all aware of the global challenges regarding COVID-19 and want the world to be safe, healthy and enjoyable for all. With that goal in mind, we are committed to delivering a safe and successful 2020 Aer Lingus College Football Classic. In accordance with communications from the World Health Organization, and Irish and US governments for events scheduled in late August, we are currently moving ahead as planned for the game and all surrounding events.

We are actively monitoring the situation and will liaise with the relevant international, national, local authorities, and the participating schools, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all involved with this event in August. While we appreciate circumstances are changing daily, we continue planning for an amazing experience in Ireland. We will continue to make updates to the website and/or communicate directly with guests as more information becomes available.

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Off The Ball partners with the Aer Lingus College Football Classic to bring American Football to an Irish audience.

Off The Ball have today announced a three-year partnership with The Aer Lingus College Football Classic and Irish American Events. Together, Off The Ball, The Aer Lingus Football Classic and Irish American Events will work to grow interest in and develop American Football in Ireland. The Aer Lingus College Football Classic, returning this August, is

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Official says travel package sales for Nebraska-Illinois game in Ireland going ‘extremely well’

By Steven M. Sipple / Husker Extra It’s generally a fool’s errand to try to predict exactly what will unfold during Nebraska’s 2021 football season. Ah, but there’s at least one predictable part.  Nebraska fans are buying up travel packages for the 2021 Aer Lingus College Classic in Ireland faster than Illinois fans. “Nebraska is

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Husker fans ‘exceeded our expectations.’ 2,000 packages already sold for 2021 game in Ireland

By Kelsey Stewart / World-Herald staff writer It’s no secret that Husker fans travel well. We saw it in action earlier this season when they tried gobbling up more than their allotment of tickets to see Nebraska take on Colorado in Boulder. And it looks like Husker fans are also willing to travel across the

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Dublin-born kicking king McCourt enjoys college football’s Champaign moment

There’s over 10,000 kilometres between Tokyo and Champaign, Illinois and last Saturday the change in emotions between two related sporting sons of Dublin were worlds and hemispheres apart. While Garry Ringrose was coming to terms with Ireland’s exit from the Rugby World Cup at the hands of the All Blacks in Japan, his second cousin

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University of Illinois (Fighting Illini) and University of Nebraska (Cornhuskers) Confirmed for 2021 Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Illinois and Nebraska will feature in the second of the five-game Aer Lingus College Football Series on Saturday August 28th, 2021 at the Aviva Stadium Dublin The fixture is scheduled for week zero and will open the 2021 College Football Season. Both teams are part of the famed Big Ten Conference 25,000 fans expected to

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