Could we pull this off ? Would love to see it
That'd be class.
Would it sell out?
Id be there in seconds!
Dan Rooney who is currently the US ambassador to Ireland has always been one of the key players in the labour agreements in the NFL. He has interestingly taken the players side in the current impending lockout and agrees with the players union that 18 games is too many.
I suspect that if Rooney managed to help both sides come to agreement and a lockout is avoided then Rooney will bring his Steelers over to Dublin. I think that the AFC championship game was the first game he got to this year and if he can't get to any of the games in Pittsburg then he'll take them over to him.
Until I see something from an American soure I won't be too convinced!
Sorry but this kinda just show's how this report has just been thrown together
When were these games in recent years?! Can't really call something that was in 1996 recent years!!
The timing of this announcement doesn't seem to be out of place. The Wembley games have traditionally been announced in the few weeks before the Superbowl. However this year with the impending possibility of a lockout nothing can be set in stone. No team is willing to even enter negotiations about playing overseas when they can't be sure of playing any games at all.
However Rooney might be willing to give up a Steelers home game with less advanced warning than most other teams. It would not be out of place for either him and or the NFL to sound out the GAA. As far as I know the away team has no choice in the matter and it is only the home team that must give up a home game. With Rooney over here it has always been a possibility that the Steelers would end up in Dublin
Can we wait until we have confirmation of a season in 2011 before we start worrying about whether there's a games at Croker?
jesus that would be brilliant for the country and the ga.......but i dont know if it would work for example the tickets for the wembly version are very expensive and i couldnt see the irish public buying them. after all we wont buy tickets to see our national football team play because they are too expensive i cant see us forking out to see some oversize yanks
It would be great if it did happen.
Timing of what announcement?! So far is has been a Spokesperson for a Minister talking to the Irish Echo and Croke Park's stadium director saying ''Tentative discussions have been held and nothing is definite'' .....oong way from an announcement being made!!!
Not as if we haven't heard this rumour before.
But if there is a delay in announcing the international series game for 2011 due to the CBA taking time to negotiate it would be a possibility.
For info Steelers games for next year are :
Home: BAL, CIN, CLE (all these are Divisional games), JAX, TEN, NE, SEA,SL
Away: BAL, CIN, CLE (all these are Divisional games), HOU, IND, KC, ARI, SF
If they are to give up a home game likely matchups are JAX, TEN, SEA and SL as NE have recently played at wembley, but I guess you never know.
a lot of reference to the 'UK' in that article. Will we have to send them a map of Europe?
The game would sell out, easily. For the games in Wembley, there are loads of mainland Europeans at it. And if one of the superbowl teams were to be scheduled to play, there is no doubt it would generate huge interest.