It is starting to look more and more realistic that we will get a Steelers game in Croke park next year. The latest hint coming courtesy of the Irish Times, who quote Mr.Kenny as saying the following whilst he was in Chicago.
He hinted that Croke Park could be the venue for a big American football game next year. Some 25,000 people are expected to travel from the US in September for a game between the Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” and Navy in the Aviva stadium. Now Mr Kenny says he has been in discussions with Dan Rooney, former US ambassador to Ireland and the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, about Ireland hosting “an even bigger spectacle” in Croke Park.
“I can’t say for certain that it will happen but I would encourage it very strongly,” he said.
With an estimated 25,000 tickets sold in America for the upcoming Notre Dame v Navy clash, combined with the fact that all the corporate boxes in the Aviva have sold out to big American companies, it is easy to see why Mr.Kenny would try to push hard for an NFL game. Considering the undisputable boost to the economic such an occasion would bring.
h/t Irish Times