Florida State and Georgia Tech to Open 2024 Season in Ireland as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic
Ticket and travel packages for the game are now available exclusively through Seminoles2Ireland.com and GT2Ireland.com
New York, NY – Florida State and Georgia Tech will open the 2024 football season in Dublin, Ireland, in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic. The game, which will be the ACC opener for both schools, will be held Aug. 24, 2024, at Aviva Stadium, and Georgia Tech will serve as the home team.
This will be the second time two ACC schools have opened the season in Dublin. Georgia Tech, which is making its second appearance in the Aer Lingus Classic, downed Boston College, 17-14, in the 2016 version in Dublin. This will mark the first international game in the storied history of Florida State football.
“The Aer Lingus College Football Classic is fast becoming a popular fixture in the Irish sporting calendar, with supporters from America, Ireland and beyond gathering in Dublin to enjoy the atmosphere and high-quality college football”, said Taoiseach (Ireland’s prime minister) Leo Varadkar TD. “The game will provide a huge boost to tourism and hospitality in Ireland and we look forward to welcoming the teams and supporters of Georgia Tech and Florida State to the Aviva Stadium in August 2024.”
“The 2022 Aer Lingus College Football Classic was a great success and we are absolutely thrilled to head back to Ireland in 2023 and now to announce this exciting matchup between ACC foes Florida State and Georgia Tech”, said John Anthony, Co-Founder of the Aer Lingus Classic and Executive VP, Collegiate of On Location. “This is an exciting announcement for On Location as we continue to strengthen our international capabilities and bring unique experiences to sports fans across the globe.”
On Location, a premium travel and hospitality provider, will work extensively with Tourism Ireland, a Game Partner, to encourage travel from the United States to Ireland and promote the 2024 Aer Lingus Classic to its extensive North American network. Packages with exclusive game tickets are now on sale for Florida State fans at Seminoles2Ireland.com and Georgia Tech fans at GT2Ireland.com.
The upcoming 2023 game between Notre Dame and Navy will be a complete sell out with 40,000 Americans expected to travel to Ireland for the game. The influx of fans is the largest transatlantic movement of Americans for any single sporting event.
The game is being organized by Irish American Events Ltd. (IAEL). On Location and Corporate.ie partnered together in 2016 to create the Aer Lingus College Football Classic through the formation of IAEL. IAEL aims to bring American college football to Ireland each year to promote Ireland as a travel destination, and 2024 will be the third consecutive season that college football begins its season with a game in Dublin between two prestigious teams.
IAEL most recently took gold in the Best Collaboration between Public and Private Sector category at the 2023 Invest in Ireland Awards and has been previously recognized as the Best International Sports Event (Federation of Irish Sport Industry Awards, 2016), Best Major Event (Irish Tourism Awards, 2017) and Best Sporting Event (Event Industry Awards, 2017).
College Football (FBS) Games in Dublin, Ireland
1988 Lansdowne Road Stadium Boston College 38, Army 24
1989 Lansdowne Road Stadium Pittsburgh 46, Rutgers 29
1996 Croke Park Notre Dame 54, Navy 27
2012 Aviva Stadium Notre Dame 50, Navy 10
2014 Croke Park Penn State 26, UCF 24
2016 Aviva Stadium Georgia Tech 17, Boston College 14
2022 Aviva Stadium Northwestern 31, Nebraska 28
2023 Aviva Stadium Navy vs. Notre Dame
2024 Aviva Stadium Florida State vs. Georgia Tech
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