Sim Local Joins The Roster For Aer Lingus College Football Classic

May 30, 2024

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Get ready to score big, football fans.

Sim Local and College Football Ireland have teamed up to help fans make the most of their trip to Dublin, Ireland. Whether you're a die-hard Georgia Tech fan or cheering for Florida State, Sim Local ensures you stay connected every step of the way.

This partnership means fans traveling to Ireland can enjoy uninterrupted smartphone connectivity with a prepaid eSIM. From the moment you touch down at the airport to the exhilarating game-day experience at the Aviva Stadium, to your return flight home, Sim Local has got you covered. With a Sim Local prepaid eSIM, you can avoid costly roaming charges and stay connected without having to rely on public Wi-Fi. Fans can simply purchase their eSIM online, download it, and set it up in just a few minutes.

And Sim Local brings an exclusive offer for fans making the trip across the pond. Head over to the Aer Lingus College Football app to save 15% on any eSIM plan! 

“Building on the momentum of previous years, the Aer Lingus College Football Classic is poised to be an enthralling and unforgettable experience. And having uninterrupted internet access allows fans to stay in touch and share every moment of the action with friends and family," said Sarah McGarr, Chief Digital Officer at Sim Local. "We're dedicated to keeping fans connected as they explore all that Ireland has to offer.”

College Football’s Grand Return to Dublin

The recent return of college football to Dublin, Ireland, has been a phenomenal success story, setting new records and injecting significant economic benefits into the Irish economy. The 2023 Aer Lingus College Football Classic, featuring Notre Dame and Navy, saw a sellout crowd at the Aviva Stadium, with an impressive attendance of 49,000 fans. Remarkably, around 80% of those attendees were Americans, establishing a new world record for the largest number of Americans to travel overseas for a single sporting event. According to the Post-Game Economic Impact Report by Grant Thornton, the event generated over €180 million for the Irish economy.

Following the rousing success of the 2023 game, anticipation is mounting for the 2024 college football season opener, which will once again take place in Dublin. The game, part of the "Week Zero" fixture and included in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) season schedule, is expected to once again draw thousands of American fans to Ireland, further cementing the event’s reputation as a major international draw.

The Clash: Georgia Tech vs. Florida State

Irishman David Shanahan in action for Georgia Tech

The countdown is on. The highly anticipated match on August 24th, 2024 pits Georgia Tech, which finished 7-6 overall in Atlantic Coast Conference play in 2023, against defending ACC champion Florida State, which finished 13-1 last season.

This will be the first time Florida State University (also known as the Seminoles) takes to the field in Ireland! Georgia Tech will be looking to make it 2-0 at the Aviva Stadium. They’ll be returning for the first time since 2016, when they edged out Boston College with a thrilling 17-14 win. 

And a homecoming worth mentioning, the Georgia Tech team will include David Shanahan, a native Irishman and a 2017 Kerry All-Ireland Minor football champion. David is the first Irishman to earn a full scholarship to play college football.

So gear up, grab your eSIM from Sim Local, and get ready to witness an epic showdown in Dublin! Don’t miss out on the action and stay connected with Sim Local’s special promo code for 15% off! You can find the promo code in Exclusive Offers on the Aer Lingus College Football Classic app.

Let the games begin!

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