Florida State football fans have an extra reason to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early, as the team is set to make history by playing their first-ever game outside the United States. The Seminoles will kick off their 2024 season in Ireland, where they will face off against Georgia Tech in Dublin. (first reported by Chris Nee)
Originally scheduled as a home game for the Yellow Jackets, this match will now be a part of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic at Aviva Stadium. The game is expected to take place on August 24th, making it a Week 0 game.
In recent years, other college football teams have also made the trip to Dublin for similar matchups. Georgia Tech previously defeated Boston College 17-14 in 2016 during their visit to the Irish capital. Additionally, Northwestern and Nebraska played a game in Dublin in 2022, while Notre Dame is slated to face Navy there later this year on August 26th.
While Florida State’s complete 2024 schedule won’t be available until January, several games have already been confirmed. Home matchups include games against Memphis (September 14), Charleston Southern (November 23), and in-state rival Florida (November 30). The Seminoles will also host ACC opponents Boston College, Clemson, NC State, and North Carolina.
On the road, Florida State will take on Notre Dame in a highly anticipated showdown on November 9th. Other away games for the Seminoles include visits to Miami, Syracuse, and Virginia.
The official announcement regarding the Seminoles’ historic game in Ireland is expected to come later this week. This unique opportunity will not only provide the team with international exposure but also give fans a chance to experience a different side of college football.
As the excitement builds for this groundbreaking event, both the Florida State Seminoles and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have a unique opportunity to showcase their talents on a global stage. With the stunning backdrop of Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, the 2024 season opener promises to be a memorable occasion for players, fans, and the world of college football.