Contact Us

Could Alabama Football Play a Game in Ireland Soon?

Croke Park
Croke Park in Dublin Ireland could host up to three college football games before 2018 (Facebook)

Nick Saban is no stranger to taking his Alabama football team on the road to play in marquee, nationally-televised games, but could a trip overseas be in the program’s future? According to a report by Irish publication The Score, the Crimson Tide is thought to be one of a handful of teams interested in playing in one of three possible games between now and 2018.

The country saw such great success with the Emerald Isle Classic in 2012 that they want to continue the relationship with America’s 2nd most popular sport. Notre Dame began its undefeated season with a 50-10 win over Navy in last year’s game.

A trip for Alabama wouldn’t likely occur before 2016 with non-conference, neutral site games already scheduled with West Virginia in 2014 and Wisconsin in 2015. The Crimson Tide already has a matchup set with Michigan State in 2016 but that will take place in Tuscaloosa, which would leave room for a neutral site game.

The report also lists Penn State, Notre Dame, Boston College, and Central Florida as teams showing interest at this point.

The negative for a trip to Ireland would be the increased travel expenses for fans. By that point, we’ll already be in year two or three of the College Football Playoff which will could become expensive if Alabama continues its run of success.

How would a game in Ireland affect the way you scheduled your travel for that season?

More from WTUG

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wtug.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WTUG 92.9 FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WTUG 92.9 FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!