After plenty of speculation and rumors, it has been officially announced that the Boston College Eagles and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be taking ACC football across the pond for a 2016 meeting in Ireland.
The 2016 edition of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic will be at Aviva Stadium on September 3, 2016.
The game will air live on ESPN 2 at 7:30 a.m.
“I’m excited for our guys to have the opportunity to experience playing in Ireland,” Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson said in a statement. “Our players really enjoyed it at Navy when we played in Dublin in 1996 (vs. Notre Dame). It’ll be something they remember for the rest of their lives.”
For Boston College, it will be their first trip to Ireland since 1988.
“I know the young men on our team will remember this experience for a lifetime, and I’m so excited for them,” Boston College head coach Steve Addazio said. “They will get to explore a new country, be immersed in a new culture, and then play the first game on the opening Saturday of the college football season. It’s great that we will get to share this experience with our conference friends from Georgia Tech.”
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