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Aer Lingus College Football Classic Coming To Dublin

By Robert McHugh
Aer Lingus College Football Classic Coming To Dublin

The 2023 Aer Lingus College Football Classic (ALCFC) between Notre Dame and Navy Football will be taking place at 7.30 pm in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 26th August, marking the opening fixture, Week Zero of the 2023 College Football season.

The game is set to attract over 40,000 travelling fans and is estimated to benefit the local economy to the tune of €147 million.

“Dublin has become the home away from home for US College Football, and with the fantastic line-up of events taking place across the city over the weekend, it is a great opportunity to showcase our capital and all it has to offer,” said Councillor Daithí de Róiste, Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Notre Dame Street

Dame Street will be renamed Notre Dame Street for the weekend and will be closed to vehicle traffic between 8pm on Friday 25th and 10pm on Saturday 26th August.

The Aer Lingus College Football Classic official app has an interactive map of Dublin City, recommendations for attractions, restaurants, and bars across Dublin and the rest of Ireland, transport and security information, along with key information about the Aviva Stadium for all visitors and tourists.


Events Across The City

Although tickets for this year’s 2023 ALCFC are fully sold out, fans can still get involved as there are plenty of other events taking place across the city.

The Global Ireland Football Tournament 2023 (GIFT), a Tripleheader of games is taking place in Energia Park on Friday 25th August, headed by four top US high school squads from Florida, Tennessee, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

'Huge Opportunity'

"This year’s game will see the largest single movement of US citizens internationally for a sporting event which is a significant milestone and represents a huge opportunity to showcase Ireland as the great destination it is," said Lynne Embleton, CEO of Aer Lingus.

"We look forward to extending a warm Aer Lingus welcome to all those travelling to Ireland for the game.”