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All Systems Go For Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Boston College and Georgia Tech

3 September 2016

It is all systems go for this September’s Aer Lingus College Football Classic in the Aviva Stadium this September between Boston College and Georgia Tech.

Boston College and Georgia Tech will compete for the inaugural ‘Keough-Naughton’ Trophy which has been designed and crafted by Waterford Crystal.

Under the banner, “Much More than a Game”, the 2016 Classic organisers, Irish American Events, announced that Trinity College Dublin will be the venue for the official Welcome Village and as such will host a variety of social, cultural and business-oriented activities. In addition to over 100 football squad members per team, Boston College and Georgia Tech are both travelling with a 150 piece strong marching band and cheer-leading troops and the renowned pre-game pep rallies and tailgate parties will be among the many highlights to take place at the 2016 Classic head-quarters, Trinity College Dublin.

The Welcome Village will also play host to three profile High School games in front of a grandstand stadium in the grounds of Trinity College Dublin. The games, which will take place on Friday 2 September, are:
•    Westminster School, Atlanta, Georgia Vs Community School Naples, Naples Florida
•    Blessed Trinity High School, Atlanta Georgia Vs St. Peter’s Prep School, Jersey City, New Jersey
•    Marist High School, Atlanta, Georgia Vs Belen Jesuit High School, Miami, Florida

As part of Game-week 2016 (August 31st to September 4th), there will be a series of high-profile business, cultural and educational events throughout the City.

Tickets for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic between Boston College and Georgia Tech at Aviva Stadium, Dublin are on sale here.

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