Wisconsin announces it will open 2027 season in Ireland vs. ACC foe
Wisconsin football announced Tuesday afternoon that it will open the 2027 season in Ireland against Pitt in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, the same as Notre Dame’s season opener against Navy this season.
This will be the Badgers’ 2nd trip outside the United States for a football game. The first came in 1993 when Wisconsin faced off against Michigan State in Tokyo, Japan. For those wondering, Wisconsin won that battle 41-20.
“It’s exciting for our student-athletes, their families and our fans who will be able to have such a unique experience,” director of athletics Chris McIntosh said in a release Tuesday. “We talk all the time about the opportunities available to the student-athletes at Wisconsin and this is another example. Visiting another country and playing a quality opponent will be memorable for all involved and we are looking forward to it!”
We’re headed to 𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃 in 2027 for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic vs. Pitt ☘️🇮🇪
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) November 21, 2023
According to Wisconsin’s release, more information about ticketing will come at a later date.