The return of College Football to Ireland


The Aer Lingus College Football Classic returns to the Aviva Stadium in August 2022 with Northwestern facing Nebraska in a fantastic matchup.


"This is an incredible opportunity for our entire University community, from student-athletes to coaches, alumni and fans," said Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. "We are thrilled that our program will get to experience the beautiful Irish culture, while we continue to help grow the game of college football on a global stage. It's an honour to be included in this once-in-a-lifetime event, and we can't wait to have the Northwestern faithful join us in one of the world's most amazing settings."


“With our vaccination rollout advancing at pace, we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel, and we can begin to look forward with optimism to welcoming visitors safely back to our shores,” Taoiseach Micheál Martin said. “When we do, we will have a very special welcome ready for the teams and their supporters when they visit us for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic.”


Commercial Director for The Aer Lingus College Football Classic Brendan Meehan joined The Irish NFL Show to talk about the game. You can watch this interview below. To find out more information on the event, register interest in ticket packages and purchase hospitality, click here.