Tuesday 17 October 2017

Dundalk to play Champions League qualifying games at the Aviva Stadium

Dundalk players celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match between Dundalk and BATE Borisov at Tallaght Stadium in Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
Dundalk players celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match between Dundalk and BATE Borisov at Tallaght Stadium in Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile

Dundalk will play the home legs of their historic Champions League qualifying ties at the Aviva Stadium.

The FAI will assist Dundalk in the running of the game against opponents who will revealed in Friday's Champions League playoff draw.

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny said it was a welcome development for the club, and that the Aviva would be an apt setting for their next big European night.

"We're delighted that our next game will be at the Aviva Stadium. The players want to play on the biggest stage and in the national stadium. What we dream of in this League to play in the Aviva Stadium and to have it full - that does not happen very often.

"We experienced playing there with the FAI Cup Final last year so it is great to get to play in the Aviva Stadium again. We are very appreciative of the FAI's help in that regard."

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