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Rooney on hand to launch Croke Park Classic….
Source: Pittsburgh Steelers : News
We’ve previously heard from players grousing about playing in London, with some saying saying they’d rather quit than have to go there on a regular basis, and some Jaguars acknowledging multiple games would hurt them. But if it was just one game, and it was in Dublin, Ben Roethlisberger said the Steelers would be all-in.…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers chairman emeritus Dan Rooney is coming home. According to Timothy McNulty of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rooney is stepping down as the United States’ ambassador to Ireland Friday. Rooney was named ambassador by President Barack Obama, and has served as our country’s top diplomat in Dublin for more than three years. Rooney was an …
The news that the NFL will play two games at Wembley Stadium in London next year came as a disappointment to some in Ireland, who thought that if the NFL was ready for a second game across the pond, it should have been at Croke Park in Dublin. Croke Park, a stadium that seats 82,300…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:24:10
by Joe Starkey
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — According to a report by the BBC, the NFL has a desire to expand a regular season game into Ireland and the Steelers could be involved.
The league has played a regular season game at London’s Wembley Stadium since 2005 and it will continue that tradition this season. With the success of playing games in London, the NFL reportedly wants to extend a second regular season game into another European city, perhaps Dublin.
Dublin’s Croke Park seats over 80,000 fans and with the connection of Steelers owner Dan Rooney as the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, the Steelers playing in this game makes sense.
“I think it’d be terrific,” Rooney said to the BBC in regards to an NFL game coming to Dublin.
“We came over before back in 1997 and played a pre-season game.
“But now, with the regular season games in London at Wembley proving so successful, and tickets selling out almost as soon as they’re put on sale, I would think it would be good to play a game here, at Croke Park, as the interest in the sport is so strong.”
Click the link above for the entire BBC report.
Source: CBS Pittsburgh » Steelers
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:23:48
by DAN STEFANO
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Back in January 2011, there was some speculation that the Steelers would be playing a regular season game in Dublin later that year. That never came to pass, but the idea of bringing a game to the Emerald Isle never went away. The BBC reports that the NFL came to Croke Park in Dublin this…