Late yesterday 17th of February 2021 it was announced that the Aer Lingus College Football game between Illinois & Nebraska set for Dublin in August, will not be taking place in the Aviva Stadium as planned.
Instead, the game will take place at Memorial Stadium in Champagne, Illinois. The decision to move the game comes as a result of coronavirus concerns.
This is the second fixture in the five game College Football Classic slate to be adversely affected by the pandemic. Last years marquee matchup between Notre Dame and Navy was also postponed due to public health measures.
While organisers are still committed to the original 5 game plan, there are additional costs and risks post covid that may affect this model.
All four Universities scheduled to play in the cancelled fixtures also remain committed to fulfilling these fixtures.
The most disappointing outcome of the news is that it will be at least another year before Corso and Co. of College Gameday grace these shores.
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