Friday 20 September 2019

Croke Park Classic set to bring in an estimated €30m to economy

Mark O'Regan

WITH just over three weeks to the Croke Park Classic, an extensive schedule of events has been announced around the American College football game.

And with over 20,000 tourists expected for the game, the majority travelling from North America, the economy is set to benefit to the tune of an estimated €30m from the event.

Penn State and the University of Central Florida (UCF) will go head to head on Saturday August 30.

The Croke Park Classic game spectacle will be a full day's entertainment featuring parachute jumps, the Penn State marching band, The Dublin Gospel Choir, cheerleaders and team mascots.

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, said the economic benefit will be "hugely significant" to the country.

"It's a wonderful platform to showcase what Ireland has to offer to the many tourists who are over for the game and all those watching on television around the world.

 "I am certainly looking forward to what promises to be an excellent build up followed by a superb spectacle in Croke Park," he added. Tickets for the event are on sale through

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