Navy, Notre Dame select Aviva Stadium for 2012 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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Hi there does anyone know if this will be exciting game i know nothing about it just wondering about tickets as present

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.