Navy, Notre Dame select Aviva Stadium for 2012 Football Game in Ireland

By Kevin Kelley -

Aviva StadiumThe Naval Academy has announced that their 2012 football game against Notre Dame will be played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on September 1.

Aviva Stadium opened in May and seats 51,700. The stadium is home to the Irish rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland national football team.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish lead the overall series against the Navy Midshipmen 71-11-1. Their 2010 contest will be played on October 23 at Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Navy and Notre Dame last played in Dublin, Ireland on November 2, 1996. The Fighting Irish won that game 54-27.

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7 Comments to Navy, Notre Dame select Aviva Stadium for 2012 Football Game in Ireland

  1. Jack O'Toole said....

    What party for the Irish – no non-Irish allowed!!!!

    September 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm
  2. Navy Mom said....

    Great Party until Navy whoops ‘em! LOL

    October 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm
  3. Irish Fan said....

    I’ll see you there!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:00 am
  4. Ann Edwards said....

    when do these tickets go on sale? Do definately want to go….go Irish!

    March 17, 2011 at 10:21 am
  5. Samuel Fuentes said....

    GO IRISH BEAT NAVY..

    May 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm
  6. Fiona said....

    Hi there does anyone know if this will be exciting game i know nothing about it just wondering about tickets as present

    December 18, 2011 at 9:13 am
    • Kevin K. said....

      Notre Dame is usually better than Navy, so it probably won’t be too exciting. However, the chance for foreigners to watch American football would be fun.

      December 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm