ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – the most widely watched college football preview show in the US – has announced it will kick off the 2024 college football season in Dublin when rivals Georgia Tech and Florida State University play in the 2024 Aer Lingus College Football Classic at Aviva Stadium on Saturday, August 24, 2024.
Working in co-operation with Aer Lingus and Tourism Ireland, College GameDay’s trip to Dublin marks the first time that college football’s premier pre-game show is originating from outside the United States.
The actual game scheduled to take place in ‘Week Zero’ for the 2024 Championship, will be televised on ESPN to an estimated 4 million plus US live audience.
Commenting on the significance of bringing the popular ESPN College GameDay show, to Dublin, Padraic O’Kane, Irish American Events Ltd. said: “Excitement and anticipation is really building for the 2024 season-opening game of the US College Football Season taking place in Dublin. Having the College GameDay show hosted from Dublin for the first time will add huge interest and awareness of the game in Ireland and provide significant opportunities to promote Ireland as a destination to a compelling audience comprising millions of viewers.”