Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Animus, May 23, 2023.
Not sure what this totally means. But I guess perhaps the Steelers could get a game there someday.
And to Mexico
I’m predicting a game in Mexico in 2025 when Mexico’s Aztec stadium is done with renovations
Ireland will probably show up as well possibly as early as 2026 vs Jacksonville who also has rights there
I would consider going to both
If I can get tickets
I read where the last game in Germany had 300,000 ticket requests
I could see a game in Mexico as well. Unsure about Ireland. Perhaps a preseason game there.
I would've liked to jump on-board the German/Austria train though. Tons more $$$ to be made there. I understand the sentimental value with Ireland and existing fanbase in Ireland, but football is just growing in the Germanic speaking realm. Which explains that 300k ticket requests for games the games there.
The Rams getting Chinese rights could be profitable for them considering the amount of eyes there.
Merchandising...my grandmother is from Dublin, maybe I can get in on this action
Game is growing very quickly over here and in Europe, you see more and more merchandise in the sports shops, it’s mainly Raiders, Patriots and 49ers stuff at the moment so presumably Steelers gear will be sold now as well
The steelers played a preseason game in Dublin about 15 years ago iirc. There is a state of the art 80k stadium there and I expect it’d sell out for a full NFL game. They already host college games there
The guy who sits next to me at home games was born in Italy and played for the Rhein Fire as a safety then he moved to Canada
So naturally he is a Steelers fan
I think Ireland is a great fit for the Steelers, now I can wear green Steelers logo shirts on St. Patrick's Day. And on a trivia tidbit, the dominance in the recent list of US Presidents with Irish ancestry.
John F. Kennedy
35th president, 1961–1963 (Limerick and County Wexford) First Irish Catholic president.
Richard M. Nixon
37th president, 1969-1974 (County Kildare) Richard Milhouse Nixon was descended from a Quaker family who had emigrated to the United States from Timahoe, County Kildare in 1729. Nixon visited his ancestral home in 1972.
40th president, 1981–1989: He was the great-grandson, on his father's side, of Irish migrants from County Tipperary who came to America via Canada and England in the 1840s. His mother was of Scottish and English ancestry.
George H. W. Bush
41st president, 1989–1993 (County Wexford): historians have found that his now apparent ancestor, Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke, shunned by Henry II, offered his services as a mercenary in the 12th-century Norman invasion of Wexford in exchange for power and land. Strongbow married Aoife, daughter of Dermot MacMurrough, the Gaelic king of Leinster.
George W. Bush
43rd president, 2001–2009: One of his five times great-grandfathers, William Holliday (a British merchant living in Ireland), was born in Rathfriland, County Down, about 1755 and died in Kentucky about 1811–12. One of the President's seven times great-grandfathers, William Shannon, was born somewhere in County Cork about 1730, and died in Pennsylvania in 1784.
44th president, 2009–2017: Some of his maternal ancestors came to America from a small village called Moneygall, in County Offaly. His ancestors lived in New England and the South and, by the 1800s, most were in the Midwest.
46th and current president, 2021–present. Biden is of Irish ancestry; of his 16 great-great-grandparents, 10 were born in Ireland. He is descended from the Blewitts of County Mayo and the Finnegans of County Louth.
This excites me. Easy for me to get to Ireland, just a 30 minute flight from Manchester to Dublin. Although I imagine they'd want to invest in Croke park a little bit before it hosted an NFL game as the facilities are pretty outdated.
Croke Park doesn't have the shine and futuristic design features of some of the newer stadiums in the NFL but it is in excellent condition and is very well maintained. I don’t see why it couldn’t hold an NFL game with the right planning, albeit there may be criteria I don’t know about.
It may be a while before we could get a game there in any case, if ever, but like yourself I’d love to see it and would definitely go.
Team with the most international partnerships is Kansas City; not surprising given the NFL's desire to expand to new markets at light speed.
Still happy that the Steelers are one of a handful of teams to receive three (though the NFL's asterisk of Northern Ireland technically can make this two).
Ireland game a possibility
“As part of its long-term planning, the team aspires to return to the island to play an NFL game.”
https://www.irishstar.com/sport/pit...have committed,NFL's 'Global Markets Program'.
Press conference today hinting at an NFL game in Ireland within five years, that would be great from my POV
Well of course… I mean, when I think of Austria, the KC Chiefs pop right into the front of my mind…
And let’s not forget the Ghana Eagles.
The only thing I can find remotely common with Chiefs is BBQ competitions
I heard that on a talk show, Germany might actually be hotter than England when all is said and done. If you get that ticket in Ireland make sure you ask for the Rooney pub special, a couple of pints before and after the game is always a splendid experience.
I’d even go to Germany
I haven’t been there since invading other countries went out of fashion
Hell its been 43 years for me, but being stationed in Frankfurt for 2.5 years was nice. Loved getting out of the city and just tipping a few in the small town gasthauses. Once you get a few in you and are not a jerk the host folks would generally warm up.
Mannn when I went on a German ship, forget which port we were in, the guys n gals hooked me up with so much beer. One of the highlights of my years in the navy.