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Ticket Lottery launches for 2023 Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Due to unprecedented demand, an Irish ticket lottery has launched for the 2023 Aer Lingus College Football Classic. The hotly anticipated fixture between Notre Dame and Navy is scheduled for 7.30pm on Saturday August 26th in Aviva Stadium. The game 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 sporting event ever. The 2023 Aer Lingus College Football Classic makes for a welcome boost to the tourism sector and is worth an estimated €147m to the Irish economy. The series has proved to be a major catalyst in the ambition to make Dublin the home of College Football outside of the US while utilising the fixtures over the past few years to further strengthen business and academic ties between Ireland and the US.

The fixture between Notre Dame and Navy is one of the oldest rivalries in College Football and will be broadcast to millions in the US via broadcaster NBC. The 2023 season opener will showcase the highest level of intercollegiate football as Notre Dame host their first ‘home’ match in Ireland. The game comes off the back of a hugely successful event in 2022 when Northwestern shocked Nebraska to win a thrilling encounter in the midst of a raucous Aviva Stadium atmosphere.

The Aer Lingus College Football Classic will be bringing American football’s famous fanfare with it so attendees can look forward to seeing Notre Dame’s 300-member marching band, cheerleaders, tailgating parties, elements of the Brigade of Midshipmen Pageantry and of course a half time show! Limited hospitality packages are still available through the official corporate hospitality game partner

Due to the limited availability of tickets to the domestic market, the Aer Lingus College Football Classic will run a ticket lottery for the 2023 game. For more information and to sign up for the lottery, visit

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