Huskers to open 2022 football season in Ireland against Northwestern

Northwestern v Nebraska

(Lincoln, NE) -- Second time's the charm as the Husker Football program announces that they're kicking off the 2022 football season in Dublin, Ireland against Northwestern.

Nebraska was slated to open the 2021 season in Ireland in a game against Illinois, but the game was moved back stateside due to the pandemic. The Aer Lingus College Football Classic is scheduled for Aug. 27th, 2022 at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

The game will be Nebraska’s first outside of the United States since 1992, when the Huskers took on the Kansas State Wildcats in the 1992 Coca-Cola Bowl in Japan.

Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said the players were excited about the opportunity. “The young men in our program have been looking forward to this trip and we are happy to provide them this memorable experience,” he said. “I know our great fan base will be excited as well, and the opportunity to travel to Ireland to see their team compete on an international state will truly be special.”

Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost said the game would provide great exposure for the program, though the Huskers’ primary focus will be to “play against an outstanding opponent in Northwestern.”

Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Micheál Martin said his country would have a “very special welcome ready” for both teams and their fans.

Tickets are available through a travel package here, where fans can put down $250 deposits to secure their seats. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

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